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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.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

New Post at The Dragonfly: The Anchorman of the Apocalypse

Image Source: 4chan.

I have a new post up at The Dragonfly, following my post from yesterday. To understand better how rationalist materialism is confronting serious challenges as a justification for power, I am analyzing how its discursive structure works in relation to the nCov pandemic:

The real meaning of the word, 'apocalypse,' is 'revelation,' the moment when the veil is ripped away and we see the truth in things.

The coronavirus is exposing a lot of problems beneath the surface of the mainstream. The pandemic is prompting totalitarian moves on the part of governments and corporations. At the same time, these moves are red-pilling a lot of people about the system. Citizens are beginning to realize that the system does not have their best interests at heart. They are starting to wonder where all this is going, and why.

I discuss how anons and other critics are picking apart layers of establishment hypocrisy with their own brands of trutherism. I consider how trutherism works. In the minds of truthers, counter-arguments should be based on truth before they are based on fact.

Notice that Assange does not state: "You have to start with the facts." That would be the normal stance for a Fourth Estate journalist. Assange starts with the truth. This implies a different world view, associated with the rise of the Fifth Estate. Image Source: Facebook.

Truth and fact are not synonymous, because truth has a larger symbolic or metaphorical weight, which is independent of everyday life. Truthers' justification for this renegotiation of values depends on criticism of the establishment, whose authority theoretically relies on facts, but actually depends on corruption, lies, and compartmentalized realities.

Image Source: 4chan.

Image Source: 4chan.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 13: No Fate But What We Make

Anti-COVID19 measures in Pakistan. Video Source: 4chan.

If you look at anything this week, please see this summary of medical research articles on nCov. At a glance, it gives you a broad understanding of the symptoms and complications of COVID19:

Image Source: NYT via 4chan.

There is a good piece at the NYT about the virus's genome, here, which points out that the end of the RNA strand concludes with a long string of a's.


The complications of COVID19 are horrifying. The latest medical article which stands out in that regard was published on 31 March 2020 in Radiology: COVID-19–associated Acute Hemorrhagic Necrotizing Encephalopathy: CT and MRI Features (https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2020201187). This might explain why people who are functioning normally drop in their tracks, as in the account from the US and Ireland, below.

Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

The earliest mention of coronavirus in Hubei province appears now to be 18 September 2019 (see image below). Chatter from China is turning hostile, as from one anon on 31 March 2020:
"The arrogance displayed by the Western powers is beyond disgraceful and only shows the real condition of the Western nations blindly adhering to the nonsensical leftist notions of human rights without sufficiently accentuating human sacrifice and the necessity to collectivize so as to truly arrive at the societal prosperity. The West is perpetually immersed in the miasma of hedonistic stupor and instead of trying to lift its own populations from the mire of degeneracy and senseless consumerism, the Western administrations eagerly encourage rampant consumerism with a view to perpetuating their own tenuous rule. The fact that people of the West find the conduct of the Chinese administration problematic is most ironic given Western democracies' absolute lack of regard for their own native populations whose real condition is concealed under a flimsy guise of human rights and consumerist rights. The West is going to get what they're asking for, way sooner than they expect. All people responsible for contemptible acts of brazen imperialism against People's Republic of China shall soon face harsh, but just consequences."

Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

There are deniers on the Internet who are saying that the virus is a hoax or a mild flu, an excuse to implement police states. I don't doubt the totalitarian bent of a budding global technocracy. Still, people have trouble understanding the seriousness of the virus. This was made worse by the fact that that authorities and the MSM initially played down the dangers of COVID19.

Stay home cuz this is reality. (1 April 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

In the video above, a Brooklyn man witnessed bodies being removed from Brooklyn Hospital at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, 29 March 2020. This was not news on the Internet or television from far away. For this man, Brooklyn, New York is the bottom line. It is real reality, and in that real reality, there are clearly so many people dying from COVID19 that the hospital's morgue is overflowing. On 31 March 2020, a tent was erected over the entrance to the hospital's freezer truck, to conceal hospital staff as they drop off bodies.




Not only is the pandemic real, but it is highlighting and testing weaknesses and blind spots in our societies. The insensitivity shown by some toward the elderly is terrible. My heart goes out to every person who is alone in a nursing home as this disease ravages these institutions, especially if these older people are cut off from their friends and families. Older people are devalued because of their limited productive capacity in a broken system. Those who use that metric to decide who will live and die exhibit the bankrupt mindset of a bankrupt economy.

Pivot away from the Macro, toward the Micro

That bankrupt economy will likely collapse. The time frame for the pandemic is likely two years, followed by an economic depression, social transformation, and possible wars. Life is not likely to return to 'normal' as we knew it for another decade.

We need to recover lost skills, lost techniques in food cultivation, preparation and storage. We need to rebuild lost industrial capabilities. And we need to stop expecting our governments to do everything for us and the mainstream media to spoonfeed us pablum information. Individuals have to evolve, as do their governments.

Blaming our leaders is a coping mechanism, and provides a false illusion of control which in fact weakens us. With our eyes always fixed in fear on top-down political action and abstraction, we become weak and susceptible to totalitarianism. Stop blaming the evil fascist President Trump, or the cabal, or the Deep State. Focus on the microcosm. Work online to develop and strengthen community-level networks and initiatives in the virtual space. Reach out by telephone to ensure that seniors, impoverished and isolated people in your community are supported and protected.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: A Pandemic Launch Pad?

Image Source: 4chan.

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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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.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Pandemic Chats in the Darkness 6: NCov Herd Immunity, A Prelude to War?

Image Source: 4chan.

This post reviews recent information from governments and the Internet Underground to understand what the nCov virus is and how different governments are responding to it. It may become clear why some leaders are taking controversial actions. I am considering the following factors:
  • Is nCov lab-made?
  • Two strains of the nCov virus
  • China's claim that they have no new cases
  • UK's policy of herd immunity and Switzerland's do little policy
  • The possibility that nCov is a biowarfare prelude to World War III
NCov: A Chinese Boxes Problem

Chinese boxes apply to linguistic explanations of reality as well as boots-on-the-ground problem-solving. Image Source: Research Gate.

If we intend to survive, we need to understand nCov without personal prejudices clouding our judgement. Challenge everything you thought was real. NCov is a Chinese boxes problem. Go deeper, go higher, go outside your normal frames of reference.

Image Source: Niagara at Large.

A couple of days ago, I spoke to a dear friend in respirology who was about to enter clinical settings to combat COVID19 in London, UK. I wish him all strength and protection. In speaking to him, I was concerned. He is a top trained and extremely intelligent medical professional. However, based on research for this blog, I believe he was mis- or under-informed. I think this has happened with a lot of medics, because policy-makers want them to stay in place as the nCov tsunami hits. If they knew the truth of the situation, how many would remain to face the onslaught? I am not questioning their moral values or stamina. I am suggesting that they may deliberately not have been told the whole story.

NCov and COVID19 present a Chinese boxes problem. Solve the obvious challenges, and they keep revealing more complicated issues.

My friend thought the nCov virus arose from Chinese people eating bats and snakes and pangolins. But even Nature (doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00548-w) stated on 26 February 2020 that the "mystery deepens" on the source of the virus.

I asked my friend whether he thought the nCov virus came out of a lab. He denied this, since he felt that if it was bioengineered, it would be a controlled pathogen. There would be a cure. It never occurred to him that there might be a cure, but that it is concealed or is not being universally implemented.

I argued that doctors are strongly rewarded by the system, and so they do not understand, until it is too late, just how insane and arcane a political system can be. They might complain about red tape, but as favoured actors in an already corrupt environment, their sight is occluded when they view the true face of power.

Medics are accustomed to structure. They are used to having authority. They are given enough resources and social respect to exist comfortably as individuals. Having been so encouraged, they never imagine that they could be considered expendable. They cannot see how they could be exploited to support operations which are much, much larger than they are. They are not trained to recognize when states are entering into conditions of strategic conflict and how they - like the medics in World War II Nazi Germany and imperial Japan - might be co-opted to serve purposes of genocidal policy-makers. I am not saying that our current policy-makers are genocidal. I am saying that we have historical examples of that fact in the past. It is not outside the scope of possibility.

Under normal conditions, doctors have also almost never - except by personal choice - had to operate in total alienation from the system, or in deinstitutionalized settings. I spoke to my friend about ways to operate successfully in situations which cannot be rationalized or controlled, yet which are not necessarily chaotic. I mentioned the Buddhist concept of the 'pathless path.' It provides a guideline for flying blind. He disliked that, and said that the pathless path sounded like a problem that needed more big data. He prefers a quantified reality.

Fog of War - Lesson 11 You can't change human nature (11 September 2011). Video Source: Youtube.

To challenge the quantified reality, I asked him to consider the pangs of conscience experienced late in life by one of the best-known policy-makers in the world. I referred my friend to the words of the former US Foreign Secretary Robert McNamara (1916-2009), who visited Oxford when we were there.

The fog of War - Lesson 5 HQ (日本語字幕) (26 July 2009). Video Source: Youtube.

McNamara, in his old age, struggled with the problem of the 'fog of war,' and insisted that we must devise rational guidelines in out-of-control situations and conflicts. He implored the students at Oxford to develop these guidelines. He was haunted by the fact that "reason has limits." Even with artificial intelligence and big data, we are mewling infants when we observe the mysteries and majesty of nature, including human nature. McNamara understood this, based on his experiences during the Vietnam War. A true advocate of mid-20th century quantification, standardized testing, and positivist thinking, McNamara concluded that extreme politics defies quantification, yet that form of politics must have rules of war. He yearned for larger architectures that made sense.

On 20 March 2020, an anon wrote to me about the rules of war:
"Coincidental that the pandemic is happening after reading the comment, 'The Geneva convention has been scrapped and biowarfare is on the menu.'"
I wasn't aware that the Geneva Convention has been scrapped, but governments have certainly been ignoring it. We can therefore ask if this pandemic is a function of Great Power politics.

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.

Monday, March 16, 2020

New Post at The Dragonfly: Coronavirus, An Offer You Can't Refuse

Image Source: Conscious Life News.

To follow up on my February 2020 posts, If There Was No More Time and The Coronavirus Consciousness, I am doing a series of posts at my other blog, The Dragonfly, with cryptic testimonies to and about particular people and situations. My theory was that part of prepping is making your peace with your past so that you can confront the present and the future without fear. The first post:

Given the nCov pandemic, there are some things I should say, in case the clock is ticking more quickly than usual. If it isn't, these posts can be taken as some personal statements about themes in my work.

This post also sheds light on a much bigger discussion currently being held on social media about the value of martial law as the coronavirus spreads.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 10: Male Testicular Damage, Male Infertility, Male Vulnerability

#Wuhan #coronavirus damages men's fertility, shown by China's TongJi Hospital. Human race in danger! (14 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube. See also Bitchute.

On 12 March 2020, a government Website of China's Hubei province noted that nCov - aka SARSCov2 - damages male fertility via ACE2 receptors in the testes. The virus enters human cells through a spike protein and ACE2 receptor enzymes. The report was later removed from the Website; the report was based on observations and initial research by Professor Li Yu-Feng and Yao Yangcheng  at Tongji Hospital and Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. The virus can even make men infertile. If this information is correct, it is catastrophic, because some estimates expect 70 per cent of the human race to become infected.

Testicular health before and after suffering the original SARS; COVID19 is a subsequent form of SARS. Image Source.

This is not a flu that 80 per cent of people will barely notice. According to Dr. Yao's and Professor Li's commentary, the testes have more ACE2 receptors than the lungs. This may mean that a man can have the virus and he will experience no more than cold-like symptoms, or even no respiratory symptoms; meanwhile, the virus will have damaged his testes and sperm.

Please share this post with men you know and encourage them to take every possible precaution against infection. The original Chinese scientific report is here and is archived here. Note that this is not a peer-reviewed research article and so it is difficult to say how accurate or generally applicable this information may be. Yao and Li state that this is a hypothesis. The section below was auto-translated from their comment; please translate this material independently and do your own research:
"no research has confirmed whether neocoronavirus infection damages the testes and affects male fertility, neocoronavirus is highly similar to SARS virus, and its infection invading cell receptor is the same, namely ACE2. Although no SARS virus has been detected in the testes, SARS infection can still cause severe immune damage to the testes, cause orchitis, and cause extensive destruction of reproductive-related cells.

Therefore, it is theoretically speculated that new corona infection may cause testicular damage, affecting sperm production and androgen synthesis. Obstructed sperm production will affect male fertility, and severe cases may cause male infertility; androgen deficiency may affect male secondary sexual characteristics and sexual function, and reduce quality of life."
The vlogger, Insider Info, refers below to the virus as 'the particle' and to a 'language lesson' in an effort to evade Youtube's artificial intelligence censors, which are throttling traffic and erasing any independent discussion on this topic. His English translation of the original Chinese commentary is below.

Language lesson: Infertility. Anatomical damage by The Particle. (14 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

ADDENDUM (21 March 2020): Male deaths are also higher in all age ranges.

Click to enlarge. Image Source: 4chan.

ADDENDUM (24 March 2020): Loss of sense of smell can be a symptom of COVID19. Men are much more likely (70% in one sample of 196 patients) than women (30%) to need intensive care for COVID19 infection. Higher Body Mass Index also worsens effects of COVID19. Also, nCov negatively affects male hormones.

Loss of smell and first UK ICU patients (24 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Fragments 8: Ontario, Canada

CORONAVIRUS CASE IN TORONTO, CANADA (8 March 2020). Video Source: Bitchute.

Here is an update regarding Ontario, Canada. This post follows up on an earlier post from 4 March 2020, in which I described the Canadian Diamond Princess evacuees who were sent to Cornwall. Those evacuees had had only a fortnight of real quarantine; their preceding two weeks on the Diamond Princess do not count, since the ship was essentially a giant coronavirus incubator. They were released last Friday, 6 March 2020, and were sent by bus to Canada's three major eastern cities, without the group being completely tested. Military personnel and medics who accompanied the evacuees from Japan were released early and did not endure even one fortnight period of quarantine. Red Cross volunteers who helped the evacuees in a Cornwall refugee facility were not quarantined or tested. Thus, everyone who was involved in the Cornwall quarantine is now mixing, unprotected, with the populations of the Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.

The video below describes three possible, but unconfirmed, COVID19 cases 60-90 minutes' drive west of Cornwall in Smiths Falls and Brockville. All three calls came to the 911 emergency dispatcher early on 8 March 2020. One call came from Brockville's jail.


The other two calls were a few minutes' drive from each other, one at a care facility for people with mental health issues (Shardon Manor) and one at a care facility for the elderly and for people with disabilities (Rosebridge Manor).

In 2009, Shardon Manor's parent institution, the Rideau Regional Centre, closed after 58 years in operation. The Rideau Regional Centre, a sprawling complex on 350 acres, was once the country's largest facility for people with physical and mental disabilities. In the decades leading up to its closure, the Centre became a hotbed for Hepatitis B infections. Allegations of physical, mental, drug and sexual abuses which occurred at the facility led to multi-million-dollar class action lawsuits.

Shardon Manor care home questioned (2013). Video Source: CBC.

Part of the site then evolved into Shardon Manor, which continued to house some former Rideau Regional Centre patients. In 2013, the Manor was investigated by the CBC for disgraceful conditions. By late last year, the main buildings of the Rideau Regional Centre had become a magnet for Canadian urban explorers.

Abandoned Rideau Regional Centre Psychiatric Hospital | Urban Exploring Videos (19 November 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Shardon Manor currently features service in Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English and French; it appears to be under Chinese ownership or management, and has someone with a Chinese name as main point of contact.

Thus, it seems that this facility was bought up by a Chinese investor to develop special care homes. The CBC report on Shardon Manor's conditions, although from 2013, is an alarming one if the situation has not improved and the novel coronavirus is now spreading through the premises.

ADDENDUM (20 March 2020): Today, at 1 p.m. Eastern, I saw a person face down on the pavement outside the Foodland grocery store in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. I did not confirm whether this was a case of COVID19 or something else.

ADDENDUM (21 March 2020): There is a Website keeping track of all Ontario cases here - its database is here. There was a surge of cases in Ontario on 20 March. The Ontario self-assessment Website is here.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Coronavirus Fragments 7: Italy

Leaked medical testimonies from Lombardy, Italy. The file may be related to this report. Audio Source: catbox.

For today, please see and hear media from Italy. Italian government stats are here. An Italian Anon responded to a question about death rates without hospital treatment on 4chan on 9 March 2020:
"I'm afraid those are too scary to reveal. Our patient 1 was a 38yo athlete who needed 14 days of life support and intensive care. This young fit guy would have died otherwise. Lot of people are going to die when the hospitals are full."


Naples, Italy quarantine. He is saying stay in your homes. (9 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Italian lost his sister cuz didn't get any help (9 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.


Tanks in Palermo, Italy (9 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube. Dispatched to find escaped prisoners.

Coronavirus: Italy extends strict measures to whole country – BBC News (9 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

New Post at Vocal Media: Coronavirus, The Totalitarian Excuse

Image Source: Twitter via 4chan.

I have published a new post at Vocal Media about governments' incremental plans to deal with the coronavirus. These plans show us where governments know this pandemic is going, even if we do not:

Coronavirus, The Totalitarian Excuse
Velvet Gloves Hide Iron Hands

Citizens have been complaining on social media as they find their governments responding slowly and barely paying lip service to public health concerns. Typical examples are below and here. People are mystified as to why so little is being done. They even threaten their politicians will a reckoning at the ballot box. They don't grasp that - in the worst case scenario - there may be no elections.

This is not a prediction, rather a possibility. A lot depends on care available; whether vaccines or antiviral drugs are developed; how the virus mutates; and whether and to what degree the public and public authorities work in tandem - not at odds - to combat the pandemic. Much depends on whether the public are given full access to relevant information.

This pandemic will bring our whole view of governmental authority to a head - see related tweets by Kristin George Bagdanov, here. In the most extreme mass quarantine conditions, our civil and constitutional rights could be - and likely will be - suspended. The pieces are moving, and we have yet to see how much of an excuse the virus may provide.

Coronavirus, dentro il reparto di terapia intensiva (5 March 2020). Video Source: LA7.

To give the authorities credit, they are dealing with rapidly-unfolding events and a lot of uncertainty, as with Italian doctors, above. There is footage circulating of mass graves Qom, Iran. On 7 March 2020, a hotel in Quanzhou, China filled with people under COVID19 observation collapsed (see here and here). In the Central Poltava region of the Ukraine, protesters attacked incoming Wuhan evacuees. Hazmat teams have been spotted at a football club in Scotland and at American university dorms (here and here). There are reports that the virus was allowed to spread in the United States unchecked and unmonitored for six weeks.

Despite the chaotic stream of reports, I suggested in my Vocal Media article that the reason governmental and health officials are dropping the ball is because they are already planning the next stage of pandemic management, particularly mass quarantines, when civilian concerns will go by the wayside. For authorities, the public's 'now' moment, and our level of current understanding, are long gone behind them. They hold press conferences to maintain stability and a semblance of normalcy, but this is a puppet show to keep us distracted and pacified.

It's crazy that the public's anxiety has been channeled through desperate hoarding of toilet paper. But it also shows that people don't know what to do and they feel they must do something. Our governments and health organizations have not given us clear indications on what to do to stop the spread of the virus. We have been told to wash our hands, sometimes to stock up on supplies, sometimes not. We have been told that COVID19 is like the flu, and we have been told that it is worse than Ebola. These mixed messages don't give citizens credit for being able to handle the seriousness of the situation without panicking.

The whole picture is released incrementally, in a drip feed. This is why the advisories change. It would have been better to tell the whole truth, as governments knew it, at the beginning. It is the partial picture, the drip feed, that is creating panic, because it leaves gaps in information. The public are left with no choice but to fill in those gaps for themselves.

CEO of the vaccine-maker Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Dr. Richard Hatchett, states that public awareness and group behaviour are critical. We have to stop depending entirely on authorities to take care of us. At the same time, authorities should give the public credit and bring them into a collective action to stop pandemic spread, rather than treating people like children.

"It's up to societies how they will respond to the virus." Coronavirus expert: 'War is an appropriate analogy' (6 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

In America, this top-down trend is evident in the mysterious lack of testing, an almost criminally feeble response along the west coast, combined with the real enacted policy of US troop movements. People have taken smartphone footage of base camps, quarantine centres, and field hospitals being set up in New York State, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington State. It's like the beginning of a disaster film, except that it's real. It looks like a Stephen King novel, where the first signs of real trouble are not in the cities, but just outside cities, along the highways, and in small towns. Here is a small sample of recent information on quarantines. I can't do all major countries today due to time constraints:

  • US Military approves 11 coronavirus quarantine camps near major aiports, February 2020. "The airports are located in Hawaii, Illinois, Texas , California , Georgia, New York, Washington state, Washington DC, New Jersey and Michigan."
  • President Trump confirms quarantine plans, 26 February 2020.
  • White Center neighbourhood, West Seattle, Washington State: quarantine trailer site for COVID19 patients under construction; the area is surrounded by a tow zone so that you can't park your car there to have a look. Similar facilities are being set up in King County, Washington (see here).
  • Maple Lane School, just north of Centralia in Washington State has been converted into a quarantine camp, with fences topped with razor wire, 4-5 March 2020 (see here, here, here, here, here, here). For information, call: (360) 489-5357 (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.); (360) 489-5498 (1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.); (360) 489-5949 (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.). The Tacoma-Pierce County coronavirus page is here.
  • US soldiers quarantined in Norway, 6 March 2020.
  • US Army tells people to expect to see military convoys in New York State, 6-7 March 2020. The US Army Fort Drum coronavirus page is here. Text (315) 955-5385 with questions.
  • Rules for quarantine in Denver, Colorado, 6 March 2020.
  • Military aircraft spotted moving across US, January, February, March 2020 (see here, here, here, here, here, here).
  • Police-enforced quarantine hits California's capital, Sacramento, 7 March 2020.
  • New York governor declares state of emergency, 7 March 2020.
  • Israeli government planning to quarantine anyone traveling to Israel from Washington, DC, New York and California, 7 March 2020.
  • What to expect from a self-quarantine order, 7 March 2020.
  • 2,700 in NYC are under self-quarantine, 7 March 2020.
People have been spotting Military activity across the U.S. (updated) (6 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

I expect heavy censorship of the alternative media to follow, and am currently considering how to plan for that in terms of blogging about this topic. I will publish my decision in a different post.

Below, see what Wuhan looked like on 31 December 2019. Do not be complacent: it took only three weeks after that evening for normal life in that city to collapse.

COVID19 Wuhan Pandemic - Beginning of the Outbreak (6 March 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.