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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.



Thursday, February 6, 2020

Coronavirus: The Human Rights of People in Quarantine


Woman gets forced intro Quarantine, gets put into a box and begins screaming. (6 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube. Anons put up an online poll: "Do you really think this is a mobile kill box?" The results at time of writing of those polled (roughly 160 respondents) were 50-50.

Once you are admitted to hospital for any major concern, you begin to lose fundamental rights over your physical security. Medical staff can abuse their authority, and cannot easily be held accountable, because the outcomes of their recommended courses of treatment lie in a grey area, based on their professional judgement. When hospital staff in Wuhan, China have worked so valiantly, let us not say that medics intend to cause harm; indeed, they are sworn not to do so.


Hospitals in coronavirus-hit Wuhan use medicine delivery robots (1 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

However, doctors are socially conditioned within a professional culture to follow certain decision-making processes, which prioritize and justify rigorous, dictated courses of action, especially in times of stress. They are allowed to make life and death choices, based on hypothesized consensuses about likelihoods and percentages. Institutional and professional safeguards protect them from being externally scrutinized. Hospital staff face an internal professional checklist of accountability; but after that, the decision-making process is allowed to run its course.

Drug contracts and scientific research allow further blurring of boundaries around what is considered physically harmful and what is not. Medical staff can be trained so that they may not even have the rational or emotional space left within their world view to reevaluate their judgement calls, given what is practically necessary, and bearable costwise, for the good of all.

There are philosophical shortcomings in any professional culture because the intensive training required must cut out large areas of knowledge beyond immediate specialties. In this case, medical school does not have time to turn doctors into monks. Those on a scientific research track with corporate or military contracts will be even more loyal to an abstract morality, underscored by pretty basic motivations. What matters - as we saw with the recently-arrested Harvard professor Dr. Charles Lieber - is that researchers score their funding.


This is the reality for medical professionals and scientists who do their best and really care about their jobs. As for hospital staff who secretly do not mean well, the medical environment offers plenty of room for abuse. It is a model for covert, finely-tuned coercion. Moral attitude and corresponding medical approaches and choices made by doctors can mean the difference between life and death for patients. You can see a Vox investigation on how different hospitals respond to infections here, with results mapped onto a map of the United States here. This is the case at the best of times, when things are running normally.

The Chinese physician, Dr. Li Wenliang tried to raise the alarm about the coronavirus with his former medical school classmates on WeChat social media. Shortly after, he was harassed by the police and forced to sign a state gag order. Eight doctors in all were arrested and intimidated. Dr. Li then came down with the virus and died on 6 February 2020. Image Source: CNN.

Now imagine a raging pandemic, with an overarching authoritarian political system, from which the medics take their orders. And if these hospital staff will not cooperate and obey certain dictates because those orders violate their Hippocratic Oaths, they may be crushed by the very apparatus they agreed to serve. They may coincidentally succumb to the virus themselves, and be hospitalized, and tragically die. As the wheel of coercion turns, doctors will become as vulnerable as patients. Independently-minded doctors will lose their authority, and will be replaced by colleagues and military medics who will do as they are told. I am not saying that this is what is generally happening; I am saying this potential exists.


In China, we are seeing smartphone footage of people being scooped up into vans and being driven away for quarantine against their will. While this may be merely an insensitive or inhumane way to enforce containment measures in an out-of-control pandemic, there is a lot of room for abuse of this practice. Beyond fear of infection, there may be other reasons why the woman in the video at the top of this post started screaming.


Where is the secondary level of authority to check the decisions of the HAZMAT-suited men who collected the screaming woman? Was she really infected? How would we know? She has just lost all personal autonomy and could die and be erased without a trace. Just in case you thought this was about public health, take note that top party members in the Chinese system are not subject to the same indignities and threats by quarantine checkers on the streets.




It will not be long before citizen journalists and politically inconvenient people could be spirited away and 'disappear,' with no way of checking what has happened to them. The Chinese government is burning bodies, and not keeping records of all who die. The government is also not necessarily categorizing all those who die as having coronavirus. In new Chinese quarantine facilities, some new hospital wards look like maximum security prisons. Other areas look like there is no quarantine at all, as patients are herded together into mass dormitories.

New hospitals are not hospitals: they have no medical equipment, no medicine, no medical staff available in the quarantine building in Wuhan: WUHAN Huge quarantine area. (6 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.


NTD claims that the new Chinese 'super-fast' hospitals are a "black hole" of information; these facilities could easily use unvetted experimental treatments on patients, who have no way of escaping:
"U.S.–based China affairs commentator Jingyuan Tang said with the new military-controlled hospital, even such anecdotal evidence would be hard to come by.

'All of the medical staff will be from the military,' Tang said, 'In that case, all the data and information in the hospital could become a military secret. The outside won’t know it. The internal staff won’t disclose it. Because whoever did so could be charged with disclosing military information and could be sent to military courts.'

'It’s like a black hole. People on the outside won’t know how many patients went in there—won’t know how many people have disappeared,' he said.

The human rights records of China’s military-run hospitals are not reassuring. Multiple former physicians have disclosed the presence of illegal organ transplantation and trade inside China’s military hospitals. One physician said the phenomena were 'common.'"
The new Wuhan hospital is staffed and patrolled by the Chinese army. Isolation cells have bars outside the windows and locks on the outside of patients' doors. People who resist going into quarantine off the street are now being arrested and taken there by force. There are unconfirmed rumours of rioting in Wuhan.




Man not wanting to go into quarantine tries to escape (5 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

If you are outside China and think, 'it couldn't happen here,' notice that in east and west alike, quarantine facilities are being set up at military bases. No one questions this. They think it's a good idea! This is a very dangerous course of events, and Amnesty International should be monitoring and taking action on this trend. You can see Amnesty's info page on the coronavirus here; under the circumstances, it needs expansion and deeper consideration.






It doesn't take much imagination to understand why those being carted off to quarantines are suddenly frightened. A female Austrian patient escaped a hospital in Salzburg and fled home at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 February 2020, causing local panic.

CORONAVIRUS AUS CHINA: Nach Tests - Zwei Rückkehrer sind infiziert (2 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Coronavirus: DW spricht mit Rückkehrer in Quarantäne | DW Deutsch (4 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Meanwhile, on the officially derided, racist, and discredited site 4chan, /pol/ anons argued over whether quarantines in Germany and on cruise ships off the coasts of Japan and Hong Kong are being used as experiments. They suspect that non-Chinese scientific researchers are trying to determine the true nature and spread rate of the virus, given that the Chinese government is concealing true numbers; the anons were unsure as to how long the virus could survive on physical surfaces:
"HOLY SHIT. MY mind just blew into bits.

German citizen were brought back to Germany. There are a few tv reports about it and I really didn't get it why they split all the people into 4 separate groups and let each group have a communal area.

Germany is doing fucking research on living fucking human beings. I know it will save lives and I too want to know the R0 and mortality rate but HOW THE FUCK is this even legal?

They tested everyone and knew the result within hours and placed sick people among healthy ones in 4 separate groups and they are watching the distance between them, how fast they show symptoms, how sick they get etc All people have to go to the doctor daily for checks.

WHAT IN THE FUCK. I NEVER THOUGHT they would do that. HOLY SHIT."
The response from a German anon:
"Yeah. Who would have thought that Germans could be capable of something like that, huh?"

Rumours about German quarantine facilities describe one clothes washing machine per quarantined person. Image Source: 4chan.

A Swiss anon responded in several posts:
"Another hint. Each person in the quarantine is getting his own wash machine.

This fucker of a virus seems to survive in clothes! Remember the Chinese are disinfecting the roads and buildings and we all were wondering why.

A normal virus doesn't survive on objects and non living surfaces. It looks like if you sweat you contaminate the fucking textiles!! And they are telling us that packages from China are fucking safe!

... We are talking sweat and Airborne contaminating textiles. So if you walk out with your precious mask and goggles and you walk back home you contaminate your entire home. 
So even if you have a bug out home in the mountains, you would need to strip naked 100meters before your home considering the wind direction, walk into your home, have a few showers, get dressed and go back out and burn your old stuff you took off. 
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THAT THING."

A Finnish anon commented:
"I have a feeling they're doing this kind of testing with the cruise ships too. It makes zero sense keeping people locked up together by the thousands on a ship like that. They're all guaranteed to get infected. I guess they're trying to see how a disease would spread in high population density areas.

Ship is a pretty good comparison to an apartment complex in one of those high population countries, like India, Japan or China"

And an American anon:
"My exact thoughts. They can learn the true rate of spread with this ship. Also, monitor human behavior meaning when you tell them to self quarantine, stay away from others....and they just can't do it. They get out of rooms, chit chat with neighbors, etc. The cruise ship is a great experiment since we will never know exactly what is going on in China or if numbers are real."

ADDENDUM (6 February 2020): A leaked video shows life inside the quarantine zone in Wuhan. Fairly quiet markets, but there are fights at the grocery stores. Frightened people resist removal into quarantine facilities.

INSIDE WUHAN VIDEO LEAK :17 HOURS AGO (6 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

ADDENDUM (6 February 2020): Chen Qiushi, the well-known citizen journalist in Wuhan, has gone missing.

Chen Qiushi, Wuhan's best known citizen journalist. Image Source: Quartz.

Chinese reporter Qiushi Chen has gone missing from r/Coronavirus



See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Information from Above, Information from Below


Exhausted health care workers sleep in their masks, or wear them for so long that the masks leave imprints on their faces. Image Source: @SDUIVF许超医生 via Chublic Opinion. You can read leaked doctors' WeChat messages here.

As numbers of infected people climb, assessments of the origin and treatment of the corornavirus are increasingly divided. On one side, we see the Chinese government, the WHO, and the MSM denying that the virus was lab-created, without clearly stating how the virus evolved, given that initially infected patients did not pass through the Wuhan wet market. Buzzfeed is one of the main sites which is attacking the bioweapon rumour.

John video 9 (4 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Coronavirus Epidemic Update 11: Antiviral Drugs, Treatment Trials (Remdesivir, Chloroquine) (5 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

S1E4: Diagnosis... coronavirus? Podcast from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (5 February 2020). Podcast Source.

The MSM insistence on facts is selective. A focus on recent medical researchers' publications and the latest numbers and treatments sounds like a sane, rational approach (as above), except that there is some drama behind the scenes regarding published research on the coronavirus, as well as lack of clarity about numbers.

For one thing, medical research articles which challenge the central narrative are being removed. Note that the Indian paper from 31 January 2020, which linked this novel coronavirus to HIV, has been withdrawn. At the same time, the MSM reported that anti-HIV drugs are successfully treating the virus; a preliminary research paper supported that approach. In other words, there's no connection to HIV, but there's a connection to HIV. Anti-SARS drugs are also being used against the coronavirus.


Mainstream reporting plays down the seriousness of the pandemic, in an effort to prevent panic. MSM outlets are stating that the coronavirus is roughly as serious as the seasonal flu. Look deeper, though, and mainstream reports cautiously acknowledge that this is much worse. Despite these efforts to underestimate the virus's impact, Bloomberg reported on 4 February 2020 that a pandemic is now likely. There are serious dangers in under-reporting and playing down the threat now posed, because that leaves local governments, hospitals and citizens unprepared.


The WHO (which just asked for USD $675 million in additional funding) has been applauding the Chinese government for its valiant efforts against the virus and it accepts the Chinese government's stated numbers for deaths and infections. Health care workers are likewise celebrated for their courage in treating viral infections, which have personally endangered them.

Fires in Wuhan. Possible bodies being burned in mass graves in Wuhan. (5 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

An opposing narrative has emerged, mainly spread by alt-media and conspiracy theorists, as well as citizen journalists from China. There is a new video of late night fires in Wuhan, and citizens suspect that these are bodies being burned in mass graves. A Chinese citizen journalist hid outside a crematorium and counted the trucks going in at night; his footage is here. You can see an estimate of real death numbers, based on crematoria operating hours, here.


Taiwan News claims to publish 'real' numbers from Wuhan, via Tencent, and they are terrifying. This Taiwanese report is supported by a 5 February 2020 report from the Daily Mail, which states that Wuhan authorities are about to build eleven more hospitals. Smartphone footage of night-time spraying in Chinese streets is also scaring people.


Trucks spraying disinfectant, 1, 2, 3, 4, , 6, 7, holy shit 8. In WuHan from r/Coronavirus
Video Source: Reddit.

It is hard to confirm the veracity of first-hand accounts, although the Chinese government's crackdown on 'untruthful' or 'fear-mongering' vloggers may measure how truthful these people really are. You can read a long article about the uproar and crackdowns on Chinese social media, here.



So many Chinese in hazmats with body bags. from r/China_Flu




"Possibly from Wuhan No.5 Hospital (Unconfirmed). People in the hospital are speaking Wuhan Dialect." Hospital Footage (4 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

Conversation with a nurse (Jan 20-something) (4 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

"This is posted by Doctor Li Shaolei. It's a conversation he has with his college classmates who work in Wuhan." Doctor Recount Experience/Need Psychological Intervention (4 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube.

The Chinese government has arrested and threatened health care workers who expose conditions of the epidemic. Footage from inside Wuhan's new hospital which was built in a week reveals doors that lock from the outside and meal and medicine portals for each room. There are bars on the windows. Locals and viewers think the facility looks like a prison or a concentration camp. The new hospital will be run by the military, with army medics presiding over it. There are reports that patients seek to escape hospitals once the coronavirus testing and treatment process begins, suggesting that something about the medical process frightens them. You can see video, here, of a man being forced into a van to be quarantined. The public's negative reaction to the Chinese Communist Party is heating up and getting very political.


Everyone really needs to calm down. Too many Corona Boners in here. from r/Coronavirus

The circumstances divide people into two camps: Denial and Fear. When you read the arguments among Redditors on the above post, it is obvious that reactions to the coronavirus mirror the degree to which members of the public already trusted - or did not trust - the global system. A crisis in public confidence already existed. The epidemic now reveals the degree of that crisis. Some people still accept the 'because we said so' official narrative. Some people do not.



Huge numbers are reflected in the fact that Wuhan's exhibition centre has been converted into a makeshift hospital. Images Source: Reddit via imgur.

"Central China's Wuhan City, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, started Monday to build shelter hospitals with an estimated 3,400 beds for coronavirus patients suffering from mild symptoms of infection. CGTN reporter Sun Tianyuan is at one of the "Fang Cang" shelter hospitals that was formerly Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center."Live: Visit Wuhan 'Fang Cang' shelter hospital探访武汉“方舱医院” (3 February 2020). Video Source: Youtube. You can see a Chinese citizen journalist's footage of this facility, here.


One cannot avoid the relentless trickle of information that contradicts the Chinese government's narrative. Even when Chinese official news reports try to put a positive spin on what is happening - as with the conversion of Wuhan's exhibition centre into a hospital - the situation looks really bad. That is why those with alternative views are being threatened, banned from social media and derided by the MSM. Alt-narratives suggest that the Chinese government have underestimated and concealed true numbers - or that the Chinese do not know the totals. The virus is not just a glorified walking pneumonia, as official media initially reported. It attacks the heart as well as the lungs. Thus, there will be a secondary wave of heart disease in the wake of this pandemic.


Too many questions with vague answers. from r/Coronavirus

Despite mainstream attacks on the social media and alt-media for the latter's hypotheses about the virus, it seems that MSM 'facts' are not clearly answering a host of questions. Why are there not enough test kits? Their unavailability helps the government manipulate reported numbers of infections. In the United States, the FDA opted to resolve that problem on 4 February 2020.

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic from r/Coronavirus

Another problem is that tests are imperfect. They can give false negatives, possibly also false positives, and results seem to vary according to where the swab was taken on the body. Moreover, the way health care workers are testing or not testing travelers is imperfect. A nurse in Ontario, Canada anonymously spoke on Reddit to reveal that his or her hospital's emergency department referred an admitted patient for coronavirus testing. The patient was not tested, because he or she had not traveled from Wuhan. The patient however had traveled from a suburb of Wuhan, or a town near Wuhan - yet this did not fall under the official area of geographic concern. The nurse was furious that the patient was released from the hospital untested. A 3 February 2020 report from CTV News states that tests for coronavirus in Ontario are dropping; under the circumstances, this does not necessarily inspire confidence.

There are similar Youtube accounts of ex-pat travelers slipping through checkpoints and leaving China to arrive in their home countries, where they promptly go shopping for groceries. The more responsible travelers then self-quarantine themselves. But it is safe to say that thousands upon thousands of people are slipping below official radars and that numbers are much higher than stated by monitoring bodies.

Another speculation: perhaps asymptomatic transmission does not take place; instead, over-the-counter medications mask the early, mild symptoms, which make symptomatic carriers look like asymptomatic carriers.

Administrative, MSM-based and politicized actions around the definition of coronavirus threats and control have thus demonstrated shortcomings on the part of authorities. As a result, puzzled people have gathered on social media platforms to determine the risks of public bathrooms; to ask if the homeless populations are at risk in US cities such as San Francisco, California or Austin, Texas. In December, 2019, the UK found that 1 in 200 people are now homeless. What will happen to rough sleepers if the virus begins to spread in London or other British cities?

People turn to online forums to ask if recovered, formerly infected people are now immune to the virus; they chat about weird alternative treatments and prepping; and they ask if this year's seasonal flu, which started in September 2019, wasn't really the flu, but was in fact this coronavirus. They share gossip, such as the rumour that Camp Ashland in Nebraska, USA, is going to be used as a quarantine facility. All such voices risk censorship and platform bans for daring to spread fear-mongering information.

I'm sure it's a total coincidence that a HIV specialist linked to a rampant disease speculated to contain HIV traits died. I'm sure there are no special interests in the CDN or Chinese gov which might want someone like that silenced. 🤔 Anyone else feeling sleepy...? 💤 from r/Coronavirus

Even level-headed bloggers and vloggers are convinced that the virus was a lab-engineered bioweapon or vaccine experiment gone wrong. You can read an in-depth account of the Wuhan lab's activities, here. Even if you don't believe the bioweapon rumour, you should read that investigative outline to understand why other people do. An anon found that Google Maps has moved the location of the Wuhan Insitute of Virology
as of 29 January 2020:
"UPDATE — JANUARY 29, 2020: What’s also odd, and outright suspicious, is that as of January 29, 2020, the location of Wuhan Institute of Virology (where the National Biosafety Laboratory is headquartered) on Google Maps has inexplicably moved since I first viewed it on January 24, 2020 and published this article on January 27, 2020. Its new location is now over twice the distance from the claimed epicenter of the novel coronavirus, Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. Even its satellite imagery of the original site has been altered as well. Good thing I took screenshots."
"A Google Map Image captured Jan. 24, 2020 of Huanan Seafood market 8.6 miles distant from Wuhan Institute of Virology, where China’s only Level P4 Biosafety Laboratory is headquartered." Image Source: archive.is.

"Another Google Map Image captured Jan. 29, 2020 displaying Wuhan Institute of Virology now strangely moved approximately 15 miles southwest of its original location. What a difference five days make, eh?" Image Source: archive.is.

"Side-by-side comparison of original Google Maps location of Wuhan Institute of Virology, captured by screenshot on Jan. 24, 2020, and its altered location as of Jan. 29, 2020. What’s going on here?" Image Source: archive.is.

"A Google Maps Satellite Image captured January 24, 2020, clearly showing the urban Wuhan Institute of Virology situated across the street from the humongous China Earthquake Administration building." Image Source: archive.is.

"Another Google Maps Satellite Image captured January 29, 2020, now showing the Wuhan Institute of Virology completely camouflaged in a patch of forest in a rural area 15 miles southwest. What gives, Google?" Image Source: archive.is.

A dominant conspiracy theory locates the virus's origin at Winnipeg's National Microbiology Laboratory in Manitoba, Canada. This is the conspiracist's view of what occurred - note that this view is absolutely denied by all respectable authorities and media:
"Wuhan Institute of Virology is also connected with the recent, major scandal in Canada where two Chinese virologists working at Canada’s only Pathogen Level 4 virology laboratory, the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg were caught stealing and smuggling some of the most deadly viruses on earth, including the Ebola virus, back to China. The suspects — a Chinese couple, virologist Dr. Xiangguo Qui and biologist Dr. Keding Cheng — are now believed to be connected to China’s biological warfare program. Her husband, Dr. Qiu, was head of the Vaccine Development and Antiviral Therapies Section in the Special Pathogens Program at the NML. Dr. Keding Cheng, also affiliated with the NML, specifically the “Science and Technology Core,” is primarily a bacteriologist who shifted to virology. According to Zero Hedge, “the couple is responsible for infiltrating Canada’s NML with many Chinese agents as students from a range of Chinese scientific facilities directly tied to China’s Biological Warfare Program, including the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Chengdu Military Region.

And guess what one of the stolen viruses was? Yup, coronavirus. On May 4, 2013, NML’s Scientific Director Frank Plummer received a shipment of coronavirus from a Dutch virologist, who in turn had received it from an Egyptian virologist treating a Saudi Arabian who contracted it. The Canadian lab grew stocks of the virus, and then experimented upon animals to see what they could infect with it. It is from this stash of reserves that the coronavirus was stolen and smuggled by Dr. Qui, Dr. Cheng, and by alledged Chinese Biological Warfare Program agents recruited from the Wuhan Institute of Virology who were disguised as virology students at the University of Manitoba.

Similarly, and perhaps connected, is the recent indictment of Charles Lieber, Chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Prosecutors claim he had a contract with Wuhan Institute of Virology. Reports CBS, “It appears China paid Lieber hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for his involvement with the Chinese entities and for his work on research for Chinese gain,” said U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.” Lieber lied about his links to Wuhan Institute of Virology, report Tonya Alanez and Travis Andersen of the Boston Globe. “Federal authorities said Charles Lieber, a prominent nanoscientist and a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, received hundreds of thousands of dollars from his Chinese connections.” Details about the extent of Lieber’s illicit and illegal conspiracy with the institute have yet to emerge. So this means, significantly, that not only are there Chinese nationals allegedly being recruited from Wuhan Institute of Virology to penetrate foreign P4 biosafety laboratories abroad and smuggle the spoils back home, but it also appears Americans and Canadians may be complicit in aiding the Chinese biowarfare program.

In short, although there are actually two laboratories in Wuhan linked to the Chinese biowarfare program — only one is certified for coronaviruses and only one is caught in the midst of all the recent international espionage intrigue — the new Pathogen Level 4-rated National Biosafety Laboratory at Wuhan Institute of Virology. And whether this enigmatic facility is a philanthropic, health services-related institute, a covert, biological warfare research installation, or some combination of the two — remains to be officially disclosed."
Incidentally, the former director of the Winnipeg lab, Frank Plummer, just died in Africa: "No confirmed cause of death has yet been released." He had recently undergone brain surgery to treat his alcoholism, which seems like an extreme response to an addiction. With all due respect to him and his family, it is fair to ask - under the potential circumstances - whether he had a reason for drinking so much.

Also, an Egyptian researcher at Cairo University, Abdo Elfiky, had published a now-retracted paper on a coronavirus cure, based on a cheaper anti-viral and Hepatitis C treatment, Sofosbuvir (Abdo Elfiky, "Sofosbuvir Can Inhibit the Newly Emerged Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China," (Preprints with the Lancet, Powered by SSRN),‎ 28 January 2020). Elfiky is rumoured in unconfirmed social media chatter to have just disappeared.

CA Lab (involved in nCov to China) Director Frank Plummer DIES; Research by Egypt Doctor Reporting Cure with Sofosbuvir (costs 90% less there than in US) Disappears from r/nCoV


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Politics, Ideology, and the Technosphere 3: Autobiography, Social Media and the Banality of Revolution


Image Source: Aleteia.

I have a new post up at The Dragonfly:

Autobiography, Social Media and the Banality of Revolution

The post continues my discussion on the new Internet politics. It explains how banal information transforms politics and society, as I put it:
"There is something strangely revolutionary and Kafkaesque about being able to topple governments by telling the emperor what you ate for breakfast."


See my related posts at The Dragonfly.

Read my posts on Materialism and Anti-Materialism in relation to politics.

See all my posts on Politics and the Technosphere.



Sunday, February 2, 2020

New Post at The Dragonfly: Lessons from Dune in Pandemic Survival


Image Source: Worthpoint.

I have a new post up at The Dragonfly:

The Golden Path of the Divine Masculine

The post explores the idea that the coronavirus epidemic raises questions about humanity's survival and it examines the Dune books' formula for that survival, the 'golden path.' I discuss the golden path already afoot in virtual communities. I also comment on the challenges which this viral outbreak poses to the principles of the current order.

"The spice must flow." Image Source: Reddit.


See all my posts on Epidemics here and here.


See all posts in the What's Left Over? series on materialism and anti-materialism in technological advancement.

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