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This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: A Pandemic Launch Pad?

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At the rate things are going with the global pandemic, my main hope has been that the world doesn't go full Mad Max. I don't want to end up running down the 417 highway in my underwear with one shoe on, or negotiating for my survival with armed marauders in a truck decked with burning skulls.

I told fellow blogger, Dia Sobin of Trans-D Digital Art that the world is becoming like a Stephen King novel, and I could handle that, just so long as it doesn't turn into a Clive Barker novel.

We were already living in something like a Stephen King novel, that is, a Norman Rockwell painting gone wrong. But in a Barker-esque horrorworld, we would be dealing with underground cities of mutants who would be communing with demons (watch Barker's Underworld here, while the link lasts). I just don't want to go through that.

There are a lot of references to plagues in modern culture: it is an eternal theme. It should not be taken as 'predictive programming' for a planned agenda, as some have. The eerie similarities between novels, video games, and films and the current pandemic reinforce a message that human ingenuity and resilience can triumph. But nothing is guaranteed. Pandemics reflect pre-existing weaknesses in all systems and populations. They can be launch pads for political oppression and war. It is up to us to recognize what is true, not just what we want to see, and to learn how to adapt to changing circumstances.

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The Division

The Division is a video game franchise, based on a plot by Tom Clancy (1947-2013). It was produced by the company Ubisoft (see my previous post on them, here). The first Division game debuted on 8 March 2016 and concerns a global superflu pandemic, which destroys Manhattan and follows New Yorkers as they struggle to survive. The eponymous Division are a group of US government sleeper agents who spring into action when government collapses. The second game in the series, which debuted on 15 March 2019, concerns similar action in Washington, DC, during a smallpox epidemic.

Tom Clancy's The Division - Full Story (27 February 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

Tom Clancy’s The Division - Opening Cinematic @ 1080p HD (7 March 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

Tom Clancy's The Division E3 2014 Official Cinematic Trailer [US] (9 June 2014). Video Source: Youtube.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 - Official Cinematic Trailer | E3 2018 (11 June 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Full Story (5 February 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

RI State Police, National Guard set up checkpoint to stop, log travelers from NY (27 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City has been converted into a hospital (28 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Compare to the real world: the hook in The Division is that money spreads infection. We see many vloggers now certain that the nCov pandemic will lead to the removal of coins and banknotes from circulation. The economy will evolve into a digital money society, along with a complete overhaul of business and work. At present, as in The Division, New York City is a virus hot spot and the city is on the brink of quarantine, in a manner similar to measures undertaken in Wuhan.

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN NEW YORK CITY (27 March 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.






Cheyenne Mountain

Cheyenne Mountain is probably the best known military command bunker in North America. Built in the 1960s inside a hollowed-out mountain, it can sustain a direct nuclear strike and provides the alternate command centre for the Northern Command of the US Military (USNORTHCOM), which is responsible for "protecting the territory and national interests of the United States within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas, and the air, land and sea approaches to these areas." The USNORTHCOM Website states dryly: "Please note, public tours of Cheyenne Mountain are not available." In dire times, the mountain also shelters the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which is the combined US-Canadian force which protects the air sovereignty of North America. Normally, both forces are stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Hailed in Native American tales as a shelter of last-resort survival, this bunker has attained legendary status. Cheyenne Mountain has been featured in several films because of its reputation, notably in the early-Millennial TV series, Stargate SG-1 (see here), as well as the ending of Terminator 3 (2003), where it is given the fictitious name of 'Crystal Peak,' although Cheyenne Mountain exists in the Terminator franchise separately as well.

This was why the MSM and alt media worried this week when a portion of USNORTHCOM officers were sealed inside Cheyenne Mountain. They will not leave the shelter until the nCov pandemic is over. Not only does this indicate that COVID19 could be far more serious than authorities are letting on; it could mean that World War III is brewing.

Terminator 3 Rise of the machines ENDING HD **2003**. Video Source: Youtube.

Masks, Masks, Masks

Image Source: FT via 4chan.

Officials, especially the WHO, have not been telling the truth about masks. They did this to hide the fact that almost all masks are made in China and there are shortages which reflect Chinese conditions, as well as shortcomings in officials' planning and policy decisions. The alt media have been reporting on masks for months, and claim that masks help flatten the pandemic curve. See hashtags on social media like #masks4all.

Image Source: Twitter via 4chan.

There are a number of projects, driven through social media, to provide people with sewn masks, especially given that emergency supplies of masks and tests sent by China to other countries are turning out to be suspiciously flawed or unusable. The interview below with a citizen in the UK reveals the need for Brits, firstly, to recognize masks as medically necessary and socially acceptable; and secondly, to learn how to make masks when none is available.

Advice on mask-making

Interview with British about UK. (28 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

A Simple Way To Combat Coronavirus: Everyone Should Wear A Mask! (27 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Coronavirus: The Solution Is Becoming Clear (28 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Criticism and Distrust of Authorities

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Although respected authorities and the MSM have been caught spreading disinformation about nCov - for example, they have claimed that the virus is not airborne - officials are intent on censoring the alt media for spreading 'fake news' (see here, here, here). There are also disturbing factors, like many reports of 'reinfection' of 'cured' cases, also known as relapses of the original infection, likely meaning it is not curable. It possibly means that the virus uses human antibodies against its host, which is apocalyptic.

The origin of the virus in the Wuhan wet market is also disputed and the mainstream media and officials refuse to consider publicly the possibility that we are facing a mutating bioweapon. In 2012, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warned against the existence of pandemic bioweapons and called them "disruptive technologies."

Factions on social media and alt media commentators already distrust officials. Their attitudes span a spectrum; many of them are convinced (based on a host of pre-2020 publications and statements) that this pandemic is a planned genocide, which will lay the groundwork for global technocratic totalitarianism. More respectable commentators argue that infection and vaccination tracking will be essential, even though there are real privacy worries.

I don't like conspiracy theories, not just because of they depend on prejudice, reflexive anti-authority, and disputed sources. Conspiracy theories are almost impossible to prove, although that does not mean that parts of these arguments are not true.

Some officials are indeed incapable and corrupt. The system is a mess. The economy is illusory, exploitative, inhumane and bankrupt. In this pandemic, authorities did initially spread disinformation and dragged their feet, which made the pandemic worse. Chinese investment and funding have led to conflicts of interest on the part of scientists, bureaucrats, and politicians. The Chinese compromise of the WHO, in particular, is alarming and has caused enormous damage and danger.

Despite these threads of truth, conspiracy theories are marginalized discourses, fringe discussions which express an embattled defensiveness. I don't like conspiracy theories because they assume disempowerment and helplessness on the part of the conspiracist. The only path to empowerment depends on the belief in the theory. This attitude necessitates opposition to a bogeyman authority and projection of conspiracists' blind spots onto villain oppressors. This victim mentality erases the conspiracist's responsibility in a system gone wrong. As far as nCov goes, the anti-Semitic whispers of Project Zyphr (outlined here) are a prime example. This rumour presents an absolutely terrifying picture of our near future.

The conspiracy theory that the coronavirus was a pre-existing, nearly universal infection, waiting to be activated. Image Source: 4chan. Click to enlarge.

The alt media may trace a nefarious pre-planning of the nCov pandemic. They wonder about apparently innocent sources like an article in Methods of Molecular Biology in 2015: Isolation and Propagation of Coronaviruses in Embryonated Eggs. There are signs of an established agenda: the Canadian government's timeline is the end of 2021, or 20 months to transition to a new, orchestrated reality.

The Health Organization The Government Tells You To Trust Should NOT Be Trusted (29 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

It seems like we are living in a movie like 12 Monkeys (1995) and headed straight toward a sci-fi dystopia, in which people remain physically isolated and perpetually lonely, cut off from human company, which will make populations vulnerable to technocratic control. This pandemic may be a launch pad for forced vaccines and digital tattooing or tagging. There is already a plan for censorship.

We're Living in 12 Monkeys (24 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

I don't like these narratives of disempowerment, not just because they are problematic and disputed in terms of their factuality, but because they assume that there are all-powerful, exploitative evil actors at work in the world who will triumph in their efforts. Whether there are such actors or not, my attitude is that good will triumph over evil, and that that expectation should be a starting point for debates about corruption, oppression, and dubious agendas.

Why do I think that? My ethical angle is not based on blind morality or religion. Even if a supposed hegemonic cabal could launch a monstrous pandemic plan, what is theoretically not factored in here is the resourcefulness and resilience such a plan would provoke in the population at large. Censor the alt media if you will. Erase their work. Make them disappear. Crash that 'everything bubble' economy. Destroy the job system. Force the digital tagging of vaccinated citizens. Dox and spy on those who dare to challenge extreme social isolation. Shut down the Internet. Impose blackouts. Set up quarantine camps. Kill all dissenters. This is the whispered, dreaded set of outcomes.

Even if it is all true, in the end, it will all only lead to work-arounds, Underground actions, and explosive surprises. Generally passive populations would and will wake up. The defeat of totalitarianism is contained within its supposed victory. Destroy freedom, and freedom will triumph in the end. Digitally tag citizens, and they will exploit or fake the practice. Silence today's critics, and you will only spawn leaders tomorrow who are thousands of times more wily, artful, informed, and charismatic. Surround citizens with lies, and they will all become desperate truthers. Isolate people and cut them off from each other to destroy communities and families, and they will be endlessly motivated to connect to each other, love each other, and find ways around fear, depression and isolation. It is human nature.

Moreover, a new order based on lies, death, isolation and technological oppression would create a leadership class which would know nothing more. They would, in the end, prove unable to cope with inevitable resurgences in human society which oppose these negative principles.

12 Monkeys Official Trailer #1 - (1995) HD (2 September 2011). Video Source: Youtube.

Pay attention to the details in this clip: Toilet paper! Oxygen! Brad Pitt in 12 Monkeys (5 September 2012). Video Source: Youtube.

plane plague carrier 12 Monkeys. Video Source: Youtube.

12 Monkeys 1995 • Final Scene (8 June 2016). Video Source: Youtube.

Some Recent Headlines and Discussions

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  • JAMA (27 February 2020): Positive RT-PCR Test Results in Patients Recovered From COVID-19: recovered people test positive
  • Global Times (4 March 2020): COVID19 invades the nervous system
  • The Local (13 March 2020): Denmark rushes through emergency coronavirus law
  • 4chan: pro-Chinese comment (25 March 2020): "China is the Middle Kingdom. Everything and everyone revolves around it. China's superior system of governance is the way of the future. It's technology and science is unmatched by any civilization. It's people are proud, strong and intelligent. The Han Chinese are the Gods of the real world. While average IQ westerners care about surface level knowledge, like 'GDP' and 'elections,' the Chinese care about maintaining and advancing civilization. We balance the natural shifts of world power. Without China, the Earth would fall into eternal chaos. Canada? You mean 澳大利亚. America? You mean 美国. It's Chinese autonomous territory. Hope you know Mandarin, subhumans. Start practicing Han culture instead of your barbaric one. You'll still be a Class-B citizen, but at least you won't be sent to the Sino-African vassal states to do hard labor. You are merely pawns in China's rightful quest of world (and eventual space) domination."
  • Daily Mail (28 March 2020): U.S. military command teams in charge of protecting homeland security are being isolated in the infamous Cheyenne mountain bunker where they will remain 'sealed off' until the coronavirus pandemic passes
  • The New Indian Express (28 March 2020): Man quarantined after returning from Lanka runs nude, bites elderly woman to death in Tamil Nadu [strange, unproven report, reflecting fear that coronavirus has overlapped with rabies]
  • nj.com (28 March 2020): 700 N.J. police officers have tested positive for coronavirus, State Police leader says
  • Sky News (28 March 2020): Coronavirus: Italy becoming impatient with lockdown - and social unrest is brewing. Police descend on a supermarket after reports people have stolen food to feed themselves, as patience turns to desperation.
  • Insider (28 March 2020): A Spanish princess is the world's first royal to die from the coronavirus
  • Reuters (28 March 2020): Finance minister in home state of Germany's financial centre commits suicide
  • Dr. John Campbell proposes alternatives to ventilators (30 March 2020)

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Image Source: Sky News via 4chan.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

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