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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Coronavirus: TikTok, TikTok, The Clock is Ticking

The 2012 Olympics in London, opening ceremony. Image Source: Daily Mail.

This week, the Canadian government is considering criminalizing unofficial discussions about the coronavirus, i.e. anything that the government labels as nCov or COVID19 misinformation or disinformation, potentially including any discussion that the virus is lab-made. CBC:
"The federal government is considering introducing legislation to make it an offence to knowingly spread misinformation that could harm people, says Privy Council President Dominic LeBlanc.

LeBlanc told CBC News he is interested in British MP Damian Collins's call for laws to punish those responsible for spreading dangerous misinformation online about the COVID-19 pandemic.

LeBlanc said he has discussed the matter already with other cabinet ministers, including Justice Minister David Lametti. If the government decides to follow through, he said, it could take a while to draft legislation.

'Legislatures and Parliaments are meeting scarcely because of the current context of the pandemic, so it's not a quick solution, but it's certainly something that we would be open [to] as a government,' said LeBlanc. ...

'Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and it is about protecting the public,' he said.

'This is not a question of freedom of speech. This is a question of people who are actually actively working to spread disinformation, whether it's through troll bot farms, whether [it's] state operators or whether it's really conspiracy theorist cranks who seem to get their kicks out of creating havoc.' ...

More recently, said Collins, the misinformation has shifted to conspiracy theories about what triggered the pandemic — claims that it was cooked up in a lab, for example. A conspiracy theory claiming the disease is caused by 5G wireless signals prompted attacks on wireless towers in the U.K.

The British government has set up a rapid response team to correct false information circulating online. ...

Collins is calling for legislation to combat online disinformation, perhaps modelled on Germany's laws governing online hate speech or France's legislation countering disinformation during election campaigns.

'It's such a serious public emergency that I think for someone to knowingly, willingly and at scale and maliciously spread this content should be an offence,' he said.

'And equally for the tech companies, if it is highlighted to [them] that someone is doing this and they don't act against them doing it, then it should be an offence for them to have failed to act — they would have failed in their duty of care.' ...

'I think it would be reasonable to enact with the RCMP, with our security officials and some public officials, a team to monitor disinformation and have the power to shut it down so it does not interfere with the efforts of our frontline medical workers,' said Angus.

'We need to be taking all measures right now because we don't know how long we're going to be in this crisis.'"
In light of the Canadian agreement with British calls to censor the idea that the virus came from a lab, i.e. the Wuhan Institute of Virology, I would like to point out that the Canadian government is currently funding individuals who are working at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Some people would consider this to be a conflict of interest.

Click to enlarge. Image Source: Government of Canada.

The Canadian federal government has just dedicated CAD $27 million to nCov research. See the document archived here. Under the auspices of the University of Alberta, nearly CAD $1 million ($828,046) is being devoted to diagnostic testing in China. Wuhan-related funding was brought to light by Canadian vlogger, Frank Vaughan. If discussion of 'disinformation' like this is criminalized, it will become impossible to hold governments accountable, and any attempt to do so will potentially become a criminal act. As a writer based in Canada, I am following this development. I will address this issue in an upcoming post.

Disclaimer: everything I list below is not necessarily reflective of 'my opinion' or 'my personal belief' simply because I post it. Repostings and summaries do not constitute my endorsements of that information.

My approach on this blog is not to take a side, but to collect information, images and videos as artefacts of 21st century history. As I have stated on this page, this blog is a unique, self-conceived project in writing what I call 'real time history,' or historical research and writing as affected by the accelerated timelines of 21st century technology. This project is the basis for a future book on this topic.

From a historian's point of view, this pandemic has been horrific. I have personally witnessed important historical testimonies, evidence, documents, and videos disappear off the Internet from one moment to another. I have seen officials stating what I know to be outright lies. I have also noted that in China, real discussion among citizens and the collection of eye witness accounts migrated to closed chatrooms. These forums became private newsrooms, accessible only to members. In December 2019, Chinese doctors began talking in code on social media to evade censorship.

I have also seen the authoritarian imposition of a top-down monolithic narrative (which is arbitrary and changeable, chained to policy, but divorced from realistic discovery and scientific discussion), and the maltreatment of online critics through censorship, deplatforming, shadow-banning, demonetization, and erasure of information. I will comment on the silencing and disappearances of Chinese medics in a separate post. I have previously written about human rights and historical and literary accounts of disappeared persons, here and here.

There were similar scenes in China at the same point in the pandemic. PHILADELPHIA MAN DRAGGED OFF BUS BY THE POLICE FOR NOT WEARING A FACE MASK (13 April 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

There are serious breaches of laws and human rights taking place in the name of the pandemic. To speak to the spirit of these dictates, I would remind everyone of the following point as this crisis unfolds:
  • To all tech leaders and workers, bureaucrats, politicians, military, police, medical workers, bank employees, and other essential workers: an illegal order that is labeled 'legal' it is still illegal. If you are told on the fly under new pandemic ordinances to silence, erase the personal information or the work of, intimidate, invade the homes of, abduct, injure, imprison, torture, medicate, vaccinate, tag, trace, tattoo, euthanize, or kill your fellow citizens in any way which you know violates your professional oaths, citizens' rights, the constitutions of your countries, the Common Law, the Civil Law, the International Declaration of Human Rights, or the Laws of War, do not do it. Once again: do not do it. No matter who is giving you the order, no matter how legitimate they seem in the moment, you will later be held accountable under true legality.

If you think this is extreme, look up Rex 84. Wiki:
"Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was a classified scenario and drill developed by the United States federal government to detain large numbers of United States citizens deemed to be 'national security threats', in the event that the president declared a National Emergency. The plan was first revealed in detail in a major daily newspaper by reporter Alfonso Chardy in the July 5, 1987 edition of the Miami Herald. Possible reasons for such a roundup were reported to be widespread opposition to a U.S. military invasion abroad, such as if the United States were to directly invade Central America. To combat what the government perceived as 'subversive activities', the plan also authorized the military to direct ordered movements of civilian populations at state and regional levels."
There are many debates about COVID19 symptoms and treatment. Perhaps the most notable of these is New York doctor, Cameron Kyle-Sidell, who is speaking online from clinical experience.

For the medical community!!! Could COVID-19 be causing DIFFUSION hypoxemia?? (17 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr John Ioannidis of Stanford University | Episode 1 (26 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2 (3 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Dr. Rashid Buttar has taken aim at Bill Gates in the media and provoked controversy with his ideas. Part 1 of 4 - Time to WAKE UP! | Dr Rashid A Buttar| (16 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The New World Order Vaccine (21 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

To summarize, this is the upshot of alternative online discussions over the past fortnight:
  • Science, medicine, law, politics and the economy are areas of endeavour which are rapidly and forcefully being subjugated to technology in order to develop a global authoritarian technocracy.
  • Political ideologies are evolving rapidly into versions of themselves which may have recognizable labels, but are quite different from what we expect. For example, Chinese Communism is not communism. It is mutating into a Black Mirror-esque tech-driven ideology, with social credit score, facial recognition, and house arrest or arbitrary imprisonment for those who don't measure up. Analysts who focus on this problem note that the pandemic policy of social distancing makes it easier for cameras, drones, and satellites to track individuals.
  • Vlogger James Corbett insists that medical professionals and scientists will find that facts and research rapidly disintegrate, despite constant appeals to the scientific integrity of statistics, clinical realities, and serious research. That is because these fields are being bent to service of the narratives of technocratic authority, where authoritative information is expansive, flexible, and fleeting. Technocratic malleable narratives will be implemented under the labels of sound medical reasoning and even freedom of thought. But the discussions won't really be about medicine or science or free investigation at all. They will be about the authority of new, tech-amplified, social, economic, and political orders.
  • The pandemic is the catalyst event to launch this authoritarianism. Along these lines, the WHO came under criticism in a table-thumping Infowars presentation, The True Agenda Of The World Health Organization. On 20 April 2020, the WHO, Gates Foundation, the World Bank, CDC, NIH, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology were hacked and information about nCov via staff e-mails was leaked to the Internet. Anons argued over whether this was a hoax or set-up.
  • On 21 April 2020 on 4chan, an anon posted a message for shills (anti-4chan agents paid to lurk on the forum) to read the text of the New Order of the Barbarians, a 1969 prediction of what would happen in the fields of medicine and science, based on a supposed insider leak. You can read the text here, a related Website here, and an explanatory video here.
  • There is disagreement in the alternative sphere as to whether the virus is a real threat or not.
  • There is consensus among those who think the virus is not a real threat that the primary concern is the economy, which has led to mass protests to go back to business as usual. These protests occur with almost no masks and no social distancing.
  • There is a consensus among those who think the virus is a real threat that the virus was lab-created and that some current authorities who are managing pandemic responses are implicated in that lab creation process, which extends back several decades.
  • Specifically, certain vloggers like George Webb approach the pandemic from the political angle of bioweapons development. Webb concluded that the original version of the virus was manufactured, albeit for scientific purposes, at the University of North Carolina in 2015. The US government then banned the research, since it was violating codes of conduct about gain-of-function research. At this inflection point, the research was then transferred to Wuhan, where regulations were lighter, and where the virus was weaponized. The transfer was accomplished through a USD  $3.75 million contract. Several US and Chinese research organizations, groups, and individuals are implicated through this contract. One of the beneficiaries of this contract was - Webb claims - Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci is a top member of the Donald Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force. Webb sources some of his work from the site, Brassballs.blog, which is currently digging into the background on international bioweapons. Webb believes there are several different versions of the weaponized virus which were developed under this contract, and not all have been released yet. On 26 March 2020, Forbes dismissed George Webb as a conspiracy theorist, here.

An article on Shi Zhengli is here. Image Source: 4chan (16 February 2020) via KiwiFarms.

Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan (21 April 2020) via KiwiFarms.

Coronavirus Bioweapon or an Accident of Nature?? (10 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

  • Canadian alt-newscaster James Corbett argues that there is one lesson to take from this pandemic: globalists are not liberals. Their true intentions, with crackdowns on human rights, are revealed under pandemic regulations.
  • Several vloggers, including Jeff Berwick at Dollar Vigilante, noted that globalists have been using highly symbolic images, rituals and ceremonies to embed occult intentions into their vision of technocratic global authoritarianism. Examples include the 2012 opening of the London Olympics, which celebrated the establishment of the British National Health Service (NHS). The ceremony was conceived by Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting (1996). You can see a video about the production behind the ceremony, here.

The 2012 Olympics in London, opening ceremony. Image Source: Done and Dusted.

The 2012 Olympics in London, opening ceremony. Internet sleuths think that the central stage appeared to feature a giant coronavirus. Images Source: Real Climate Science.

The tribute to the NHS at the 2012 London Olympics included a giant baby. Image Source: Daily Mail.

Remember that time at the London Olympics with CV (20 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

  • Dr. Rashid Buttar expresses concern about mass vaccination, because he thinks nCov vaccines will be embedded with toxins and nanotechnology. This fear has generally led to blowback against vaccine proponents Bill and Melinda Gates and associated celebrities who support the Gates Foundation's cause.
  • Critics claim that nanotech in the vaccines will turn the human population into a kind of living matrix grid, boosted by the implementation of enhanced wireless connections. The main proponent of the 5-G grid argument is British conspiracy theorist, David Icke. His interview with London Real was banned, and revealed stark lines of official-versus-unofficial narratives. See my related post, here.
  • On 7 April 2020, vloggers Melissa and Aaron Dykes found (here) the Microsoft patent for the interface between networks and biometric scanners, and associated it with Bill Gates's vaccine plans. Critics recall Microsoft's old partner company, IBM, and IBM's roots in the Holocaust. The 26 March 2020 patent (here) is: WO/2020/060606: CRYPTOCURRENCY SYSTEM USING BODY ACTIVITY DATA. Combined with nanochip tech like Neuralink, proposed by Elon Musk, this patent describes technology which could set tasks for each individual citizen. It could read their brainwaves to monitor their corresponding obedience to, and fulfillment of, the set task; confirm their activities to the cloud; it would then download cryptocurrency (or not) as payment into the citizen's digital wallet. This 'mark of the beast' 666 patent has enraged the alt media, particularly notorious US conspiracist, Alex Jones

666 The Mark Of The Beast Has Arrived (21 April 2020). Video Source: LiveLeak.

Norwegian novelist and vlogger, Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen warns against tracking apps. Recession Is Coming. Adapt and Overcome, do not bow to authoritarian rule! Coronavirus & Covid-19 (4 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

  • Vloggers (as Bull-Hansen, above) who are concerned with freedom warned citizens not to download pandemic apps on their smartphones which track their movements and all their data. 
  • The impingement on rights and freedoms is highlighted by investigators of all things Rosicrucian, Theosophist, and esoteric in dark politics at The Dark Journalist. Their primary worry is the Continuity of Government provision in the United States, which would sweep aside the US constitution and presidency in favour of an emergency military government. Effectively a military coup backed by tech governance, this new state would be run by General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, who is currently being positioned as a quasi-leader of the 'Homeland,' while being profiled by news outlets like MSNBC. O'Shaughnessy is a Canadian who is current commander of the United States Northern Command and commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
  • There are warnings against supply chain breakdowns and food shortages, especially next winter in the northern hemisphere.

Medicine, Subjugated to Technocracy

The Event 201 coronavirus plush toy, provided to participants by Johns Hopkins University (18 October 2019). Image Source: Now the End Begins. Gates apologists have rushed to deny that the plushie represents a coronavirus, except that the tag in the image below indicates otherwise.

Images Source: Clues Forum.

In a budding technocracy, the realities of the pandemic are less important than the way the pandemic gets packaged. Medicine has become a tool of a new kind of politics. The 'friendly' pandemic paints hospitals as crisis war zones, to garner popular support for valiant medical workers. This narrative is called the 'Heroic Phase' in a disaster. And yet, those hospitals are reportedly filled with empty beds (a point denied by some), while hospital staff gyrate on TikTok. This is supposed to cheer everyone up. In fact, it introduces confusion and cognitive dissonance, which makes people easier to control.

Perhaps the true narrative came to light when vloggers juxtaposed the TikTok videos with the supposed predictive programming at the 2012 London Olympics, where performers, dressed as doctors and nurses, executed complex dance routines.

Coronavirus Hoax, Ritual Released In The Opening London 2012 Olympics (17 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

City Hospital NHS staff dance in TikTok video (13 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Last week, we had Microsoft's HoloLens ad. This week we have doctors and nurses dancing on TikTok. Next week, it will be something else. These moronic distractions are obviously designed to keep our eyes off how the virus originated and what is happening in care homes, where members of the Silent Generation are dying.

This is the reality. On 14 April 2020, the Toronto Star reported that Toronto Public Health won't release COVID19 details for certain care homes in the city. The CBC has reported that there is "no benefit" in sending seniors ill with COVID19 to hospitals. The fact that this decision is portrayed as humane is amoral at best. One could say that denying medical treatment to infected citizens in a pandemic is 'inhumane.'

Soldiers were sent into care homes in Canada to care for seniors this week. This was presented by the press in glowing, patriotic terms, but similar actions were taken in Wuhan. In China, critics had the presence of mind to understand that the replacement of civilian medics by military doctors changed the legal context of the anti-pandemic operation. This is not a smooth transition either, rather civilian medics are operating in some places, military medics in others. Legally speaking, the context is flexible, and future inquiries may hit that snarl.

Nursing homes are sealed to visitors now. Behind these closed doors, the government in Ontario, Canada is sending SWAT teams into nursing homes to manage the epidemic. What are the SWAT teams doing? No one, particularly seniors and families, can challenge or scrutinize staff or governments under these circumstances.

The mainstream media are not asking hard questions. Those questions should include the fact that the global economic system is on the brink of collapse. For years prior to this pandemic, there were reports all over the developed world which stated that liberal democratic states had 'no money' to care for seniors. On 23 March 2020, the Texas Lieutenant-Governor stated that the elderly, that is anyone over age 70, should be willing to die to save the economy. A search on 'elderly burden on system' brings up hundreds of articles from many countries. If governments have quietly decided that senior citizens pose too much of a financial burden, elders could easily die in sealed institutions. There is a potential for abuse and crimes against humanity under these circumstances, but no paper trail will ever show that.

Globalists are not Liberals

Corona World Order (10 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

According to vlogger James Corbett, if we learn anything from this pandemic, it should be this lesson: globalists are not liberals. It sounds idiotic. Of course they're liberals. They stand for free economies, free movement, free education, and free health care all over the world.

What do they stand for now? Unfree economies, lack of movement, robot education, economies where the weak and vulnerable are potentially euthanized.

A Letter to the Future (20 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

On 9 April 2020, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserted: "Normality as it was before will not come back full-on until we get a vaccine for this… That will be a very long way off." The new way of life will not begin until the roll-out of vaccines and digital immunity passports.

Collapse of the Global Economy and Communications

Corona: The Collapse of the System (12 April 2020). Video Source: LiveLeak. Original version on Youtube, here.

Yesterday, the price of oil went negative, a milestone in the collapse of the Petrodollar, and the whole order it has underpinned since the early 1970s. Critics who think that the virus was lab-made and the pandemic is really a 'plandemic' believe that this nCov crisis has been launched to conceal a breakdown of the financial system and the global economy.

Economist Levy Says Inflation Shouldn’t Be Feared Right Now (31 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The truly fearful believe that the distribution of helicopter money and will be followed by the threat of hyperinflation. Bloomberg (above) assumed that the danger of hyperinflation will come only once the helicopter money is ploughed into the economy. If the online critics are correct, expect the vaccine and digital ID technology to coincide with the onset of hyperinflation. Deloitte concludes the opposite. On 21 April 2020, Dr. Ira Kalish wrote on Deloitte's blog:
"[T]here is concern about the possibility of much higher inflation, especially as central banks are financing much of the government largesse. Ordinarily, central bank funding of budget deficits leads to a big increase in inflation. Consider the experience of Venezuela, Zimbabwe, or Germany in the early 1920s, all of which had hyperinflation as a result of ruinous deficits. Yet these are not ordinary times. Central-bank action is helping to offset a catastrophic decline in economic activity as well as a huge increase in unemployment. Moreover, central banks are boosting their balance sheets in order to assure credit market activity does not seize up. This is similar to what they did in 2008 ̶09 when they had also dramatically increased the size of their balance sheets. While many critics worried about inflation, the reality was that money supply grew modestly and inflation never came. The same is likely to be true again."
Cryptocurrencies might fill the void. On 21 April 2020, Nasdaq mulled over Bitcoin investors' "bids to hedge against inflation linked to stimulus measures." Cryptocurrencies might work, until authorities shut down access to the Internet. Wartime measures permit Internet kill switches to come into effect. Most current workarounds, like virtual private networks (VPNs), depend on being able to connect to the mainstream Internet. How long would you wait to get your nanochip if that was the precondition to regaining electricity and Internet access?

There are examples where bootlegged versions of the Internet have been created, as in Cuba in 2015. This was a form of wireless mesh networking. Be prepared to get technical; here is a brief discussion on running wireless mesh networks with solar power. From a 2011 report at PC World:
"If you're trying to coordinate a group of people in your area and can't rely on an Internet connection, cell phones, or SMS, your best bet could be a wireless mesh network of sorts--essentially, a distributed network of wireless networking devices that can all find each other and communicate with each other. Even if none of those devices have a working Internet connection, they can still find each other, which, if your network covers the city you're in, might be all you need. At the moment, wireless mesh networking isn't really anywhere close to market-ready, though we have seen an implementation of the 802.11s draft standard, which extends the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard to include wireless mesh networking, in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptop.

Advanced freedom fighters can set up a portal Web page on their network that explains the way the setup works, with Daihinia instructions and a local download link so they can spread the network even further. ...

Remember when you stashed your old modems in the closet because you thought you might need them some day? In the event of a total communications blackout--as we're seeing in Egypt, for example--you'll be glad you did. Older and simpler tools, like dial-up Internet or even ham radio, could still work, since these "abandoned" tech avenues aren't being policed nearly as hard.

In order to get around the total shutdown of all of the ISPs within Egypt, several international ISPs are offering dial-up access to the Internet to get protesters online, since phone service is still operational. It's slow, but it still works--the hard part is getting the access numbers without an Internet connection to find them.

You could also take inspiration from groups that are working to create an ad-hoc communications network into and out of Egypt using Ham Radio, since the signals are rarely tracked and extremely hard to shut down or block. Most of these efforts are still getting off the ground, but hackers are already cobbling together ways to make it a viable form of communication into and out of the country.

In the land of no Internet connection, the man with dial-up is king. Here are a few gadgets that you could use to prepare for the day they cut the lines.

Given enough time and preparation, your ham radio networks could even be adapted into your own ad-hoc network using Packet Radio, a radio communications protocol that you can use to create simple long-distance wireless networks to transfer text and other messages between computers. Packet Radio is rather slow and not particularly popular (don't try to stream any videos with this, now), but it's exactly the kind of networking device that would fly under the radar."
The potential to destroy communications networks so that citizens cannot coordinate their response to impending tyranny is reflected - according to the Dark Journalist - in the banning of ham radios across California in October, 2019. This act infuriated the gadget-loving radio enthusiasts who are normally left alone to enjoy their hobby.

For those unfamiliar with ham radios, they are the sole means of communication across distances that remains outside the existing grid. The American National Association for Amateur Radio's Ham Radio License Manual is here and the supplement is here. You need to pass an exam to become a ham radio operator. Information on the US amateur radio licensing process is here and here. Canada, hereherehere, here, and here. UK, here. France, here and here. Germany, here and here (in Germany, amateur radio tests are canceled until at least 15 May 2020, due to COVID19). Australia, here and here. New Zealand, here. Search for your own country and 'amateur radio license.' The subReddit for ham radio hobbyists is here.

Others consider that this crisis may relate to the political chess moves in the United States prior to the 2020 national election. Trump ran in 2016 on the economy and immigration. The poster of the LiveLeak video above, who mirrored it from Youtube, mourned the plunder and lies of the bankrupt system which will now enslave the citizens who kept it going:
"Financial Collapse anounced covertly over COVID-19 Youtube Channel? If so, why?

The COVID-19 youtube channel is allegedly one of the mouthpieces for the UN, Big Banks, the elite, and the world players. Why would they want to announce that the Coronavirus was a bait and switch for financial collapse, censoring or shutting down internet, and throttling and shutting off electronic money worldwide? Would the elites who prepared with bunkers and have been preparing over 2 decades for a financial collapse as they took everything of value out of before, want us all to be at each other's throats? Would they want to clean up financially, helping us solve the problem they created? Would the solution be that they vastly reduce our numbers, kill any grassroots leaders, and enact worldwide martial law? Is the Deep State telling us the gig is up? You have been ripped off, lied to, and robbers have already made their getaway.

Now that you are all crime victims thinking that you have just been hiding out from the worst pandemic in the history of the world, your ability to communicate, organize, survive, and fight back have all been taken from you as well. You will have to beg the robbers for bread in a lines that they organize. You have to beg for your Bill Gates tattoo to prove you have been vaccinated, and can be trusted to use the UN controlled internet, your World Bank Card that will you allow you any little aspect of live you took for granted weeks ago, is that your future? ... You own nothing, and you have no rights is their new talking point to all the rest of you."

Thoughts and Solutions

Several reports tell us to expect food shortages. A coronavirus outbreak has prompted a top US plant of the world's biggest pork producer to be shuttered "indefinitely."

These are global 'solutions' in a collapsing global system, run by globalists who have failed, and are failing, to realize their greatest ideals, except through totalitarianism. But at least that totalitarianism comes with a big group hug. Seeing through that group hug partly depends upon deprogramming oneself. And as with TikTok, the clock is ticking.

Food shortages in China. more serious problem in CHINA. (2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Step one is to depoliticize. This broken system relies upon irreconcilable differences between left and right. Those differences must be immediately reconciled; they are based on the political categories of dead centuries. The polarization of politics provides fake answers which aren't true and don't work. As power from above increases and bears down upon populations, local solutions and communal initiatives need to increase and intensify as counter-balances, or we will have tyranny. That tyranny, when it comes, will be neither left-wing nor right-wing; it will be the posthuman, technocratic fascism of cyborgs.

These debates arise as there are reports that producers are destroying food because migrant agricultural workers cannot travel, or farmers cannot ship to distant markets under COVID19 restrictions. See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

In the northern hemisphere, next winter will be difficult. In Canada, the demand for vegetable seeds is up, and huge greenhouses, abandoned after the collapse of the cannabis industry, will likely be repurposed for vegetable cultivation through the winter of 2020-2021. This past week, there were empty shelves in some stores outside Ottawa and Montreal, due to supply shortages. It depended on the store, but in some, the price of lettuce doubled in one week, and what was available was half-rotten. This was not evident inside the cities. If supply line problems continue, these problems will reach the cities.

The second image shows a cherry tomato greenhouse in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. Image Source: Financial Times.

Canadian farmers sounding alarm over food supply (17 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

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