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Showing posts with label Bioethics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bioethics. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 11: The Hidden Blessings of Disillusionment

Image Source: 4chan.

Like the German prepper above with normies looking on, we are divided between those who believe official and unofficial narratives about the nCov pandemic. Sadly, the prepper - who looks like a lunatic - is right, and those around him are wrong.

For those with confidence in our authorities, it is hard to imagine that Underground information could be true, when it is not properly verified or connected to mainstream reports.

That division between citizens depends on whether the system has been good to them. Only those who have previously been thrust into the outer darkness believe that the darkness is there. Some libertarian commentators think the darkness is real, but the virus is not; they believe that the pandemic will be a red pill for a lot of people, as the 2008 recession or 9/11 were for others before them. Most economic commentators agree that the 'everything bubble' was unsustainable; the economy will collapse and never be the same again.

Image Source: pinterest.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Pandemic Chats in the Darkness 5: Two Strains

Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

The thread above from 4chan features a supposed Chinese leaker explaining the meaning of the L strain (lethal) and S strain (safe) on 17 March 2020. Bear in mind that everything in this post could be lies and disinformation; for example, both strains could be deadly, or their virulence reversed. However, MSM sources have indeed described these two strains of the coronavirus and have been puzzling over this fact, given that the WHO stated there has been no significant mutation.

ADDENDUM (27 March 2020):

Image Source: 4chan.

Disclaimer for all 'Pandemic Chats' Posts
Warnings against Reading Weaponized Disinformation

My posting of this information does not constitute my belief in this information, nor my desire to spread fear. This 'Pandemic Chats' series is published here to make people aware of the scope of discussion. I do not know whether this is a milestone in the history of real bioweapons in public health or a milestone in the evolution of weaponized online propaganda. Or both.

There are good reasons why you should read this information with extreme caution and discernment. It is possible that the virus is a bioweapon or it may have arisen naturally. Either way, the Chinese government may perceive this outbreak as a bio-weaponized attack.

As such, the coronavirus epidemic might invite Chinese revenge. That retribution may come first in the form of a wave of Internet disinformation warfare, intended to spread panic and violence.

Read this information at your own risk. Treat it as a toxic waste neo-cultural cyber-event. Examine it with the sober reserve of an anthropologist. Coronavirus rumours may be an extreme new type of online propaganda. Do not presume the information is true.

But also understand that if these are real leakers and they are telling the truth to the Internet Underground to relieve their consciences, then the world is now a different place.

I cannot assess the veracity, sources or accuracy of this (dis)information. Some of these fragments and citations refer to legitimate medical publications, which you can read, if you have time. If the rumours are true, you don't have time.

Click to enlarge any posted images. Read them with great care and pray that this is only the next level of dark social media, and not a milestone in biological history of our species.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus: The Garden of Earthly Delights

Image Source: 4chan.

This is a surreal moment, not a funny one. Plague humour takes on a Bosch-like quality. Bosch depicted sin as a catalyst for social breakdown in his Garden of Earthly Delights. His famous triptych symbolically portrayed a world letting go. That's the feeling now. Jokes get thrown in with intense news reports and crazy conspiracy theories. There is no clear narrative.

Paranoia and Priorities

Image Source: 4chan.

Crazy predictions, apparently from 2017 - or if you prefer - crazy disinfo. Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

The Internet Underground, as I have previously blogged, regards Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) as a Gen Y hero; rightly or not, they believe his death reflects deep corruption at MIT and Harvard. Image Source: 4chan.

As authorities respond to the spread of the coronavirus, public trust dissolves into paranoia. It is hard to trust officials when so many disturbing things were happening prior to this pandemic. Even with the best containment measures, governments and hospitals will not be able to contain the medical tsunami. Failures may be so catastrophic that they will look orchestrated or premeditated, even if they are not.

Combine that disaster with economic failure and restrictions on citizens' movements, communications, and activities, all on a stage set to sweep aside civil rights. An economic Gordian knot could be conveniently cut by means of the pandemic response. At the same time, the public will be immobilized and partly decimated. This is not a nice coincidence.

Even red-pilled and black-pilled anons are surprised. They nursed alienation from the 'normies,' whom they regard as wage slaves, for two decades. Anons' distrust of the establishment is so complete that they regard everything labeled 'good' as 'bad,' and vice versa. Yoichi Shimatsu's quotation above in relation to the late Aaron Swartz is emblematic of these priorities:
"Striking at the nerve center of the military-corporate-pharmaco-porno complex is an ethical duty not a crime, one of the few available means to defend constitutional law."
Anons cannot decide now whether soldiers are being shuttled around countrysides to help them in an eleventh-hour coup against Deep State actors - or if the military are ready to imprison dissenters in quarantine camps.

To some extent, this nervousness extends to the mainstream public, made worse by mixed messages from governments and media and the fact that this nCov crisis reminds everyone of 9/11. Compare a semi-official statement about tanks moving now into London, UK with a citizen's observation. Like 9/11, this pandemic will shape the global landscape for another twenty years. Like 9/11, the devastation will not just be measured in terms of loss of life. Unless there are serious, far-reaching changes to shift things away from the current technocratic drive to control the very thoughts inside our heads, this pandemic will be remembered in terms of a powerful loss of faith in existing politics and society. That trend will probably overturn most systems of authority today, whose leaders assume that they will consolidate power through this crisis, not be flushed away by it.

"Harness Biology as Technology"

The public have good reason to doubt the integrity of the global establishment. Things were hardly ideal before the pandemic began. Below is a screenshot of a 12 November 2015 report in Nature about bat virus research at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is one of the reasons anons - and the Chinese government - claim that the coronavirus had a (partially) American source. There are also reports about an explosion at a Russian biolab, known as VECTOR, from September 2019. There is a Harvard connection, and a Canadian connection, to this crisis.

Image Source: Nature via 4chan. Click to enlarge.

The main thing to take away from this speculation is that it is not all paranoia and disinformation. Gain-of-function research was certainly taking place in top level biolabs over the past few years. Chinese scientific publications from Wuhan were full of it. The money was there for it and the Chinese were not restraining their scientists with red tape or regulations. There was an ethical debate about reckless behaviour in this field within the scientific community.

This is before we get to highly questionable genetic experimentation with tools like CRISPR. And it is also before we get to strange innovations in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, biotech, and nanotech, all of which overlap in the worst ways with genetic experiments. It is easy to dismiss lunatic conspiracy theorists who have been rambling for years about vaccines, chemtrails, and retweeting Julian Assange's warnings against smart dust. But they have a point: DARPA has stated that its goal is to "harness biology as technology."

Public fear is justified, because the scientific and tech communities have not restrained themselves. They have not moved forward in careful ways. They have been held back only by the availability of funding and legal jurisdictions. No one appears to have lost sleep over whether certain experiments should even have been attempted. Lines are and were being crossed all over the place. Researchers have been arrogant and deceitful in their practices and this time, the Petri dish blew up in their faces.

At the same time, specialists in the arts and humanities have failed. They normally act as critics to indicate a larger moral context when science, technology and engineering get out of control. Gone are the greats like Jacob Bronowski, who could stand in a human ash pool at Auschwitz and state: "we have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power." Bronowski warned repeatedly that knowledge must move forward with integrity, and that anyone who did not pair integrity with knowledge would lose the light of true understanding and any power and authority that might accompany that understanding. Only Bronowski could have pleaded for the integrity of science in terms of the Auguries of Innocence by William Blake:
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour"
I discussed Bronowski's assessment of physics in the 20th century as an "immortal work" in my 8 April 2011 post, Worlds within Worlds.

The Jacob Bronowskis are gone. The most vocal practitioners in the arts and humanities have become compromised by politicized navel-gazing. Unlike researchers in the sciences, they barely get funded anyway. And when they do, it is for the worst reasons, to bolster Franken-science with Orwellian goodthink. I get the impression that the only permitted 'soft' fields around cutting edge 'hard' scientific research are espionage, finance, politics, and marketing. The classic commentator from the humanities, who once played a crucial role in scientifically- and technologically-advanced societies, has devolved into a controlled environmental activist pawn like Greta Thunberg. At least the pandemic has mercifully forced her off the world stage.

As an individual, I have tried on this blog to meet the moral obligation to society of a person based in the humanities and the arts, by holding up a philosophical mirror to the Millennial march progress. In the past two decades, there are a lot of bloggers and vloggers in the alt-media who have also done this, as well as some trolls and hacktivists.

In order to grasp the myriad of scientific and technological experiments, tests, trials and research groups which were underway at a single point in time, I selected one month as an example. In February 2016, I tried to track down as many science and tech reports as I could in the mainstream English-speaking press or in institutional press releases. I summarized my findings in one post: Science and Tech: Headlines and History in February 2016.

I barely scratched the surface of what was currently being pursued in labs and test facilities in the United States, let alone worldwide. The footage I remember above all was of a Cape Cod warehouse, in which DARPA was repeatedly flying small, very expensive quadcopter drones into cement walls. I had hoped to make this type of post a monthly digest, but there was simply too much information for me to catalogue. It was overwhelming. I reflected on this big picture in the post, The New Millennium's Gothic Moment.

Image Source: 2001: A Space Odyssey via 4chan.

Surreal Reality: The Garden of Earthly Delights

Notice that mainstream reporting on nCov and COVID29 consistently draws attention away from any moral failing on the part of the scientific community. Were researchers playing with fire in Promethean bioweapons projects? Rather than broach these concerns, the MSM fail in their duty, and paper over the cracks. They fixate on pandemic numbers and manage public behaviour. No one is allowed to get to the bottom of preexisting problems which may have lain at the root of what has occurred.

The only reason this comes as a surprise to the public is that we were not paying attention, and we trusted our governments and universities to monitor top level biolabs. That wasn't happening.

As a result of the lies and cover-ups, no one knows what is really going on. We can't get a real grip on this thing. No one is being held accountable. We could even be in the early stages of World War III, and be blind to it. A Canadian anon expressed the Underground's sentiment:
"we can only speculate as to whether coronavirus is a nothing burger or not. if you trust the media, or politicians, or the corrupted scientific establishment you are naive. but you cant totally discredit them either. we can just speculate and guess as to whats going on because everyone everywhere is a lying piece of shit.

should you be worried or not i dunno, flip a coin, 50/50

maybe this is the best possible response, maybe its the worst possible response. feel free to speculate but dont pretend like you know fuck all, you are just a dumb fucking peasant like everyone else and you dont have access to accurate information. who the fuck does?"
This uncertainty creates a surreal atmosphere. No one knows what exactly is happening in this pandemic, how it started, and where it is going. This has led to disillusionment about some leaders, and to jokes and criticism at their expense, which they may or may not deserve. More seriously, it has led to accusations between Chinese and US governments about the origins of the nCov virus.

An American veteran's response to Lijian Zhao on 4chan: "dude when I was in the army there wasnt even enough money to fart outside let alone poison a bunch of bats in wuhan." Where the uncertainty about reality goes, actual reality follows.

Image Source: 4chan.

Image Source: 4chan.

This prepper earned his beer. Image Source: 4chan.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Pandemic Chats in the Darkness 1: The Black Swan Event

The Underground thinks the WHO is a subsidiary of the CCP. Image Source: 4chan. Click to enlarge.

To hear some people talk, we are already in World War III and do not know it. There are discussions online about the coronavirus which are far more extreme than MSM reports. I will release some of this information here in a series, since they are evolving into different narratives.

Beware the Biased, Unsourced Source

The source in this post is 4chan, which is racist, dubious, disreputable and censored for many reasons. They are politically aligned against the WHO, as you can see from the image above. They do not believe WHO reports. They have a definite bias.

However, 4chan is also known as a place where mainstream people sometimes come to release actual leaks. It is assumed that 4chan is chosen because the members of the Internet's alt-media monitor it and disseminate supposed leaks as a kind of under-narrative. The site's bad reputation as a source enables anonymity and plausible deniability for any leaker. Anything stated there can all be dismissed as LARPing, shitposting, and rubbish.

In between the seventeen-year-olds trading Nazi cartoon frog memes and nude vaginal photos, an occasional thread with real meat will appear. In January and February 2020, the site has featured leaks from people who claim to be working in Chinese hospitals and in American and UK disease control organizations. They are alarmed. Or they appear to be.

Black Swan Event

Image Source: Forbes.

The first fragment (collected in one image, below) is supposedly from a leaker from the UK Department of Disease Control (DDC). The person's posts describe the virus as a bioweapon. For what it is worth, I could not see any British-specific or American-specific spelling in the person's posts.
  • Heavily modified "chimera" strain of flu
  • "It produces rapid death while hiding behind a usually-harmless flu-type infection."
  • "I don't know what the US military might know."
  • It will cause an economic Black Swan event.
  • Not developed in Wuhan - it comes from another lab, "elsewhere." 
  • "Developed by China as a possible WMD."
  • The Wuhan quarantine is real, but there are other quarantined epicentre cities which China is not revealing.
  • The virus is excreted through sweat - you can catch it by touching the skin of infected people.
  • It spreads through air, blood, food, water. IE food in grocery stores can be contaminated.
  • The illness caused by the virus presents in stages: (1) asymptomatic; (2) flu-like stage that heals up and makes the patient think they have recovered; (3) then it hits the brain: "then it's, well, whatever the fuck this is deep down"
  • "The lungs secrete blood when infected fully." It causes the bronchi to rupture, so that infected people cough up blood, infecting anyone who tries to assist them.
  • There are vaccines which can be administered before or during the flu stage.
  • Death rate 70%-85%
  • "We don't know exactly how it got out ... we do not think this was done intentionally."
  • "At the highest level close-door discussions of international disease control, the only theories about this outbreak so far is what will exist after it."
  • "Expect pics of dead people on social media soon. Cities."

UK DDC purported leak (23 January 2020). Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

One anon asked, "How likely is it what you have is just flu and not this high-tech disasterpiece." The leaker did not say. But if this information is true, you may have flu and recover. But you will not know whether you had a normal flu until a week or weeks later, when either nothing happens - or the final stage of novel coronavirus will return.

Disclaimer for all 'Pandemic Chats' Posts
Warnings against Reading Weaponized Disinformation

My posting of this information does not constitute my belief in this information, nor my desire to spread fear. This 'Pandemic Chats' series is published here to make people aware of the scope of discussion. I do not know whether this is a milestone in the history of real bioweapons in public health or a milestone in the evolution of weaponized online propaganda. Or both.

There are good reasons why you should read this information with extreme caution and discernment. It is possible that the virus is a bioweapon or it may have arisen naturally. Either way, the Chinese government may perceive this outbreak as a bio-weaponized attack.

As such, the coronavirus epidemic might invite Chinese revenge. That retribution may come first in the form of a wave of Internet disinformation warfare, intended to spread panic and violence.

Read this information at your own risk. Treat it as a toxic waste neo-cultural cyber-event. Examine it with the sober reserve of an anthropologist. Coronavirus rumours may be an extreme new type of online propaganda. Do not presume the information is true.

But also understand that if these are real leakers and they are telling the truth to the Internet Underground to relieve their consciences, then the world is now a different place. 

I cannot assess the veracity, sources or accuracy of this (dis)information. Some of these fragments and citations refer to legitimate medical publications, which you can read, if you have time. If the rumours are true, you don't have time.

Click to enlarge any posted images. Read them with great care and pray that this is only the next level of dark social media, and not a milestone in biological history of our species.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Coronavirus: The Pandemic Tragic

Sunday evening (9 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

There is so much information coming out about the coronavirus outbreak that I will release collected links and videos in a series of smaller posts. I am posting a range of information from different sources. Use your judgement and discretion. Redditors who have been following this story day and night mocked the constant travel questions they receive from new site visitors, who have no online street cred and no real world sense either:
"i Am BoOkEd On A cRuIsE dEpArTiNg FrOm WuHaN tO sInGaPoRe WhErE i WiLL HoP oN a PlAnE tO mAcAu bEfOrE rEtUrNiNg StAtEsIdE. sHoULd i StiLL gO?"

Virus Basics

2019 Novel Coronavirus Global Risk Assessment By Humboldt University of Berlin from r/Coronavirus

JAMA 7 February 2020 article tables: clinical characteristics of 138 patients with coronavirus in Wuhan in January 2020. Image Source: JAMA via imgur. Click to enlarge. You can read the article here.

  • Conventional information states that the virus is easy to catch and that risk of death is 2-4 per cent. That will vary according to the category of patient and given that the Chinese are not giving true numbers.
  • At higher risk, as per the video at the top of the post: people of increased age; males (possibly Asian males); anyone with hypertension or high blood pressure; smokers or former smokers; health care workers

  • Airborne? Yes, confirmed in Shanghai on 8 February 2020 (see here): "The Chinese government is urging residents to cancel all social activities and avoid large gatherings of people, reports China Daily." Reports do not indicate how far a distance the virus can float through the air; most articles use the phrase: "a long distance." Unconfirmed: I have seen mention that it can persist in the air for six hours and cannot find a medical reference for that.
  • Disinfect desks, keyboards, dinner tables, door handles, telephones, cellphones, car handles, gear shifts, and auto steering wheels, light switches, toilet seats. Avoid public bathrooms and laundromats; you can catch it through fecal matter; shut toilet lids before flushing; clean toilets, bathrooms, showers with anti-viral, hospital-grade cleaners daily; disinfect your house daily; you can see US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) label standards for anti-viral cleaners here; EPA coronavirus statement here, which discusses the regulation of anti-coronavirus disinfectants and their effectiveness.

  • CDC coronavirus infection page; you can catch it through the eyes as well as the nose and mouth via coughing/sneezing droplet infection, emphasize hand washing, alcohol rubs, surgical gloves, masks, goggles and disinfect / discard exposed protective gear and exposed clothing after use
  • I could find no mention of whether you can catch this coronavirus through your ears, for example by sharing ear buds. 
  • This virus obviously does not cause a sexually transmitted disease; coronaviruses generally affect the nose, sinuses, and throat and cause a respiratory illness; but close contact during sex would almost certainly result in droplet infection.
  • Virus survives nine days - possibly more - on exposed surfaces
  • Infection can occur after a 15 second exposure
  • Plane flights: National Geographic advisory; CDC traveler advisory
  • Mother to in utero infant transmission possible but unconfirmed; non-infected baby has been delivered from an infected mother by cesarean section
  • On 6 February 2020, the White House asked US researchers to investigate the origins of the coronavirus and to confirm whether it was lab-created; this, despite high-level denials that the bioweapon story is a stupid Russian conspiracy theory (see: here, here, here)
  • On 9 February 2020, a supposed CDC staffer went on 4chan and stated he or she was willing to answer two questions. After some hazing and insults, which are typical of 4chan, the staffer was asked if the virus was a bioweapon. The response: "Data most recently released and reviewed as of today gives plausibility to it being bio-engineered. This is based on exceptionally low probability of the identified amino acid chains occurring naturally. However, we don’t currently assess China as having access to some of the technology needed to do so. Only three countries have sufficiently advanced bioengineering technology: US, Russia, and Israel. No US organization or military component has confessed and from what we’re told Russia and Israel also maintain plausible deniability. Current evidence suggests another country may have stolen the necessary technology needed to bioengineer NCoV19."
  • Anons also asked this supposed CDC staffer other questions: "what is the real mortality rate and R0?" and "How long projected until it's really, really spreading in USA?" and "Was that Biosafety level 4 laboratory in Winnipeg connected to all of this?" In response to a query about the biowarfare tweet below, the staffer wrote: "Yes that tweet is relevant as my first answer corroborates. However, the real Chinese numbers as we were told of this morning are closer to about 430k infected, over 30k [dead?], and about 3k recovered. Lastly, NCoV19 is a Coronavirus not a fungus. That said, it has behaviors similar to what is known as a bacteriophage. This is the first time this has been seen ever." Note that as of 9 February 2020, the official numbers were approximately 40k infected, 900 deaths, and 3,300 recovered. If true, this means that there are ten times more people infected than the Chinese government has stated; there are approximately 29k concealed deaths; and the death rate is higher. But this is all rumour and subject to endless questions and uncertainties. The anons were unimpressed and dismissed this visitor from their forum, as per their usual shitposting: "I guess it's time for bed since you have school early tomorrow."
  • A death rate explainer is here
  • Remdesivir studied as a potential treatment

Image Source: Twitter via 4chan.

Supposed leaked CDC image. Image Source: 4chan.

On 8 February 2020 in China (7 February in the USA), a lab tech in Huoshenshan Hospital, Wuhan leaked the following photos to 4chan. He/she stated that the numbers are much worse and the Chinese government is only reporting sudden deaths, not deaths from pneumonia caused by the virus. Nor is the government reporting deaths of people who do not enter hospitals. Image Source: imgur/4chan. Click to enlarge.
  • Chinese numbers of infected and dead are minimized and do not reflect the reality on the ground; thus, analyses using official numbers, even if sound in their approach, will be off
  • Given that Chinese numbers are inaccurate, observers are watching the outbreak in Singapore closely, because they expect medical transparency and meticulous record-keeping from Singapore.

Singapore is the Rosetta Stone of nCoV from r/Coronavirus

You may want to buy a mask made outside China by now: How do you like masks made in China? (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Can I get infected with a parcel I'm receiving from China/Guangzhou? from r/Coronavirus

Pay attention to the US evacuation flight: a glance at staff members' protective suits (shown only in passengers' smartphone footage, not in official media footage) could indicate the extreme seriousness of the virus, which may have been played down to prevent public panic. From 1:47, Ed explains. Video from inside United States evacuation plane from Wuhan + general Coronavirus updates (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

SURVIVAL TIPS FOR A PANDEMIC (10 February 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Friday, February 7, 2020

China's Red Pill Moment

Cello lament for a pandemic: Deep Cello Meditation Music: Dark Meditation Music, Relaxing Music, Dark Cello Music for Relaxation (28 February 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

Perhaps it is this blog's subject matter, but a week does not go by without me receiving recruitment messages from the so-called Illuminati. Some notes are sophisticated overtures, some are more like Nigerian scams. The Nigerians are the new Illuminati? I know an illustrious Nigerian who would find that amusing. Here is today's recruitment message:
"Join the Illuminate cult online today and get instant sum of 666,000 dollars with a free home any where you choose to live in the world and also get 66,000 dollars monthly as a salary… If you are interested please kindly fill the following information to this email below {markgabriel666m@gmail.com). 
Full name………………………………
State of origin……………………….
Date of birth………………………….
Email address………………………
Attach Scan I’d card,passport or driver license containing your full details Tell us little about yourself…
Attach scan school certificate.. No dirty game, no human sacrifices and No evil….is a cult of peace, big aim Illuminate group our email: (markgabriel666m@gmail.com)"
Illuminati recruitment spam is pretty common now. A 2017 VICE investigation found that these scams also hail from Nigeria, so I guess the original Nigerian scammers rebranded themselves. Maybe they read my blog posts on the side, while scamming people around the world for money.

Ane Brun - Big in Japan (26 June 2012). Video Source: Youtube.

The Illuminati are the bogeymen who pop up before real horror unfolds. The coronavirus news leaves me with a mournful sense of inevitable change and unfolding disaster. If the virus was bio-engineered, it was a fatal stroke - which will hammer China as well as other Asian countries. It will not go without retribution.

To speculate wildly, perhaps the western press have strongly denied the bioweapon story for a reason. This conspiracy theory is dismissed in shrill terms as fake news and disinformation: the theory runs that the virus was built in Canada and smuggled by Chinese spies to Wuhan. There is inconclusive, very preliminary research which suggests that Asian males are susceptible to the virus.

Is it true? Perhaps the Chinese intended to reverse engineer this virus and develop a vaccine against it. Some conspiracists wonder if the Wuhan outbreak was a vaccine experiment gone wrong, and researchers accidentally unleashed upon their own people the very bioweapon which they were trying to decode and neutralize. Again, this is 100 per cent my baseless speculation. It is not intended to hurt or offend anyone; it is expressed with total sympathy for the troubled Chinese and all others who are battling this crisis. I am merely attempting to imagine what could have unfolded behind the curtains, smoke, and mirrors, so that we may all have a clue and a chance to survive.

Who knows what kind of double or triple loyalties were at work as China sought to recruit western researchers in its Thousand Talents Plan? Perhaps in their eagerness to compete and win at all costs on the global stage, the Chinese became blinded as they began to pull ahead of the pack. Maybe they underestimated the ruthlessness and loyalties of the western scientists they recruited and used. Did they invite a Trojan Horse into their own laboratories?

This may be the grim truth behind liberal globalism, with its open borders and free trade. Underestimate the globalists at your peril. They are not racists. They love freedom and openness, but they are fiercely competitive and they have a larger sense of final social architecture. It seems laughably easy to exploit their vast philanthropic network of round tables, consensuses, and concept-based friendship. Theirs is a glitzy, gushy world of honeypots, perquisites, and high-flying opportunities.

Did the Chinese really think they could surge ahead in this western liberal environment, unimpeded, and carve out an international empire, with no strings attached, and no roadblocks at the end of the day? Beneath its permissibility and high-minded rhetoric about civil society, globalist liberalism gives its competitors enough rope to hang themselves; no one sees the traps until it is too late. Everything is executed behind a smokescreen of plausible deniability. Cherished and celebrated, serious competitors will never know what hit them, except that somehow, victory is no longer within their grasp. The dream dematerializes in the strangest way. It dissolves as though it was never really there.

PSY - GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V (15 July 2012). Video Source: Youtube.

Where the real crazy rich Asians of Singapore hang out (15 August 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade (5 April 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

Whether these bizarre strategies lurk behind the pandemic or not, this virus is a hammer stroke which will hit all Asian economies, and soon non-Asian economies too. The Asian boom of the mid-2000s and 2010s is brutally, horrendously coming to an end. Fukushima was bad. The Gangnam Style era is done. What Belt and Road initiative? Say goodbye to the super rich children of Singapore. They will be swept away. The party is over. This is a heart-breaking space of awful outputs, because the dawn of Asian development and prosperity may now be irretrievably damaged. And with the demise of Asia, we will all suffer, every last one of us.

China Will Catch a Cold

Conspiracy theories have spread alongside this epidemic, with theorists convinced that the virus was created by Illuminati design, and will be followed by World War III, launched against Iran. The source in the video below is a speaker, Bill Ryan, from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. These projects constitute an anti-Tavistock-Institute conspiracists' hotbed, which sees itself as a British New Age spiritual bastion arrayed against the Illuminati and its supposed Fourth Reich Nazi-esque cabal. Project Camelot supported the possibly-murdered conspiracy theorist, Max Spiers (1976-2016).

Project Camelot rumours circulate about Masonic plans, hatched in 2005 in the City of London, to depopulate China by using a flu-like virus. China Will Catch a Cold! (5 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube. The full video is here.

This chatter has gained a lot of traction on Chinese social media, because the Chinese believe this virus was a western bioweapon, which was deliberately aimed at their nation. In the Project Camelot account, there will be retaliation, as the Chinese unleash their own bioweapon on the rest of the world, or perhaps the virus simply mutates. The rumour runs: "And then the real war starts ... with a much more major nuclear exchange."

We live in a nascent global technocracy, where science and tech are king. It is a bit outdated to imagine that the usual cavalcade of European characters - Zionists, Freemasons, Bismarckian politicians, Jesuits, and the Bavarian Illuminati - are pulling the strings to create a New World Order. Indeed, that may be the very function of outfits like Project Camelot - to create a grand smokescreen of New Age disinformation about the existence and continuing power of Illuminati grand masters.

I cannot say, but to return to grounded consideration, it is not outside the realm of ugly possibility that science and tech are progressing very quickly, without regulation at the highest levels, and that the riches and power thus gained invite extreme, world-level players everywhere, who are interested in the greatest stakes and profits. The coronavirus may be part of that chess game.

Virus Shockwaves

As for the virus, a lot of details remain unclear. Why are the Chinese spraying their streets with chemical foggers? What is the mist being sprayed on passengers in Indonesia? Business Insider identified it only as "a substance." The tanks are labeled "ALKOHOL." Some say it is a germicide or cholorphenol. There are fears that the virus may become communicable by mosquitoes or house pets.

Unconfirmed: The Sun reported via AsiaWire that panicked Chinese pet owners threw their pets out of high rises because they thought that their pets could catch the coronavirus and would be killed anyway by the government. Pets Are Thrown Out Apartments Buildings By Owners In Fear Of Wuhan Virus. (1 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The true source of the virus, and thus the spread, mortality rates, and species which are vulnerable to this virus, are unclear. It does not help that China suppressed a lot of information, and authorities elsewhere are also doing so, while the MSM papers over the rest, and citizen journalists on the ground are censored. The virus has not necessarily run its full course yet, even among the initially infected, or at least among the initially infected who could be monitored by external health authorities other than the Chinese government.

Based on Chinese numbers, the infection rates among hospital staff are catastrophic. However, those assessments do not account for the fact that Chinese numbers of infected and dead are likely artificially lowered. The latest German research states that the virus can survive on a surface for nine days and there are comments linking the source of the virus to the pangolin.

China's Red Pill Moment

The management of the pandemic is becoming China's Red Pill moment which will test the authority of the CCP. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, a city of 11 million, had the same energetic impact as if an atomic bomb had dropped there. Not everyone grasps this because it was not an act of conventional war. The impact is obscured by cautious MSM reports and muted WHO statements. But the shock waves from the epicentre are nevertheless rolling out beyond China's borders. A deluge of sickness, truth, and political awakening is coming.

"Every Chinese must have a conscience. You are not their dog [slave]." Can you see and share for Wuhan Citizens and people who are fighting.. (7 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Two Weeks

It has hardly been two months since Chinese authorities knew about the virus. It has barely been two weeks since the coronavirus came to global public notice. At first, the city of Wuhan was locked down, followed by other cities. But then, diplomats flew the ex-pats out, and more draconian measures were implemented.

It shows how innocent and naïve we were in late January, given that we watched the livecam of Wuhan's new hospital being built and did not understand what it really was. The unveiling of China's fast hospitals indicates that the CCP government knew and knows how catastrophic the situation is, and what it must do to try to contain this virus.

Unfortunately, it looks as though the CCP is also using this epidemic as an excuse to settle scores or crush political opposition. The MSM, as usual, provide anodyne analyses which don't really explain what is happening. They present this outcome as an abstract question of public health versus liberty and civil rights.

What is clear on the ground is that men, with their identities obscured by HAZMAT suits, are suddenly seizing people off the streets, out of their homes, and out of their cars, under the guise of protecting public health. They are starting to look like death squads and their quarantine centres smack of death halls. Life becomes death: reversals in meaning are a marker of extreme authoritarianism.

It took one fortnight for the Chinese government to build locked quarantine death halls, labeled as hospitals. The government passed a new law, which states that even if you feel healthy, but have had any contact with someone diagnosed as infected, you must go into quarantine. If you resist, you will be arrested and taken to the quarantine centre by force. The hall is guarded by the army and has no medical staff, no sinks or baths for personal washing, and a toilet in an outer courtyard. With these facilities and a new quarantine law in place, the government began 'disappearing' people off the streets with little white vans. Doors to apartment buildings are also being welded shut by authorities, with all the inhabitants left trapped inside.

Again, to consider what could happen outside of China, understand that it took two weeks to reach this point inside China. This is not just the moment where the Chinese Communist Party drops its mask. This is China's Red Pill moment. It should be everyone's Red Pill moment.

The fate of Wuhan's citizen journalist and lawyer Chen Qiushi is being discussed on Chinese social media and on Twitter. Chen has disappeared and been quarantined. Today, his friend and fellow citizen journalist Fang Bin revealed what he knows. A commenter under a Youtube video about the situation remarked: "Only in lies can you live peacefully and die happily." ["王娜 中国人知道真相会恐慌?你是在讽刺中国对吧,只有在谎言里才活得安详,死得愉快。"] And so it is that only in truth can you survive, albeit unhappily.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.