And So It Begins

04/05/2020

The State of Colorado is out of money, already. The coronavirus lockdown has ravaged the state.  With their state in dire economic straits, state officials have denied responsibility by saying, “We weren’t imagining the world that we’re living in right now.”  

And so it begins, with Colorado the first of many. Colorado has had 126 coronavirus deaths which is nothing to sneeze at, but they have put every citizen in their state at risk, both economically and medically with the lockdown. As Sophie Quinton reported on the Pew Research website, “Governors nationwide have ordered businesses to close and people to stay home in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But the public health measures have created an economic crisis that will, in turn, hit state and city budgets.” 

By the way, the states really shouldn’t be expecting Uncle Sam to bail them out as the U.S. government is bankrupt. That’s because the federal debt is not being reported accurately by the federal government, and never has been.  The real federal debt is so staggering that it would be impossible for the average person to wrap their mind around.  The only reason that the country is still afloat is that the dollar is still the world’s “reserve currency.”  However, the so-called petro-dollar system is rapidly disappearing and America’s debt will eventually come crashing down on all of us.

The truth is that there is only a handful of hot spots in this country with a coronavirus problem.  The New York City area has over half of the coronavirus cases, as Mayor de Blasio fiddled while Rome burned.  Then there’s Washington(state), California, Michigan and finally New Orleans (who just had to hold their Mardi Gras festival).  Yet, almost the entire country is locked down. Locked down and on life support.

 

Epilogue

ZeroHedge just reported that Finland has warned that the world’s best-funded welfare state is collapsing because of massive unemployment due to the coronavirus.  Congratulations.  We’ve cured the disease, but killed the patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stealth War

04/04/2020

The coronavirus is a serious issue, deadly serious in fact.  Indeed, every day the headlines are dominated by the exact number of new coronavirus cases, just as the media used to report on the body bags coming back from Iraq and the Gulf War. Funny thing, though.  The media, and many politicians, now support the ideology of endless wars so American soldiers dying in actions overseas rarely, if ever, make the headlines.

With the coronavirus dominating the headlines, the real action is occurring away from the limelight.  There are forces who are fighting a stealth war against one another, playing out what in effect is a 4D chess game. Most of the public really has no clue that the world is changing right in front of their eyes. Here’s some of the things that the media is generally not reporting on:

World Politics

  • China is quickly becoming a pariah state because of their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. China was intended to be to the new world power, the one to replace the American Empire (just as we once replaced the British Empire). Now their ascendancy to the throne is much in doubt.
  • The EU is sitting on the precipice staring down into the abyss.  First BREXIT and now the coronavirus.  Italy may well provide the impetus for a breakup of the EU and the death knell of globalism.
  • Because of the coronavirus, “open borders” as a political philosophy is dead. That is, in order to defend a country from a global pandemic, you have to close its borders. The illegal immigration issue will no longer be about nationalism, per se, but about national security interests (for health reasons).
  • Corrupt political institutions like the UN, the WHO, NATO, the IMF, The World Bank are coming under increased scrutiny and may well totally disappear at some point.

U.S. Politics

  • Trump has activated the National Defense Act.  For example, stories related to Ford, 3M and GE making ventilators or changes to the medical supply chain are a result of Trump using his powers under that Act. What we’re talking about here is martial law. Note: There are many other powers that Trump could invoke if he wanted to.
  • The Federal Reserve is being nationalized and the federal government will buy up large segments of American industry (through the Federal Reserve). This is a complete reorganization of the nation’s economy.

For generations, the public’s worldview has been shaped by the media and the elites who control it. As a result, the world is a far cry from what we believe it to be. As Sylvain LaForest of the Oriental Review said,“What if I told you that we know exactly who shot JFK from the grassy knoll, that the foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor was proven in court, that the CO2 greenhouse effect is scientifically absurd, that our money is created through loans by banks who don’t even have the funds, or that science proves with a 100% certainty that 911 was an inside job? Ever heard of a mainstream journalist, PBS documentary or university teacher telling you about any of this?”  

Of course, cognitive dissonance being what it is, people will still cling to their “guns and bibles” or to any number of other failed belief systems. This all validates Arthur Schopenhauer’s Three Stages of the Truth. Accordingly, the truth will almost always turn out to be something other than what you thought it was.

“Every conscious thought you have, every moment you spend on an idea, is a commitment to be stuck with that idea and with aspects of that level of thinking, for the rest of your life.”  – Kevin MichelMoving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams

 

I’ve had a lot of people asking about the stats concerning the coronavirus.  So, below is some information comparing it to the H1N1 pandemic of 2009.  I’ve also provided related links.

Total coronavirus cases world-wide now tops one million. https://thehill.com/policy/international/490797-global-coronavirus-cases-top-1-million.

However, the coronavirus will never come close to reaching the level of the H1N1 pandemic of 60 million cases just in the U.S., let alone world-wide.  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/2009-h1n1-pandemic.html

As far as fatalities is concerned, the coronavirus fatality count world-wide now exceeds 52,000. https://www.coronavirus.video/country-stats.php

H1N1 was much worse, however. The CDC estimates that between 151,700-575,400 people died from H1N1. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/2009-h1n1-pandemic.html

The effects from the coronavirus are completely different from any other previous pandemic.  The reason has nothing to do with the disease itself, as H1N1 was far worse than the coronavirus has been. The reason has to do with the profound changes that will result in society from how the world has reacted to the coronavirus. The coronavirus pandemic war is real. Here’s what’s coming soon to a neighborhood near you:

The economy

The country will probably go into a depression.  Goldman Sachs has predicted an unprecedented 24% drop in GDP in the second quarter of 2020. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/us-economy-gdp-drop-coronavirus_n_5e751766c5b63c3b64903ff4

Restrictions on personal freedoms will not end once the coronavirus ends, for example:

Lockdowns

Dr. Fauci said in a recent coronavirus press briefing that lockdowns will continue until there are no new cases of the coronavirus; in other words, pretty much forever. https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3830942/posts

Bill Gates has echoed Dr. Fauci’s comments: https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/bill-gates-slams-white-house-insists-us-needs-national-social-isolation-policy-combat

Mandatory vaccinations

https://www.yc.news/2020/03/25/florida-coronavirus-forced-vaccination/

https://theweek.com/speedreads/904006/coronavirus-vaccine-only-thing-that-make-life-perfectly-normal-again-former-fda-commissioner-says

Global government

There have been renewed calls for global governance.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/former-uk-prime-minister-calls-global-government-fight-covid-19

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2011/feb/10/imf-boss-calls-for-world-currency

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/un-wants-10-global-tax-pay-new-global-shared-responsibility-program-address-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

These are the dirty little secrets that the masses are not supposed to learn about (until it’s too late).  However…now you know.

 

Epilogue

Home mortgage defaults are about to go off the charts.  It will make the financial crisis of 2008 look like a walk in the park. People will be out of work or quarantined at home and many will not be able to pay their mortgage (or the rent).

Recommended reading: “Manufacturing Phobias; The Political Production of Fear and Theory In Practice” https://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Phobias-Political-Production-Practice/dp/1442628847

 

So, it was just reported that the number of coronavirus cases crossed the 200,000 threshhold. However, what is not being widely reported is that 32 million Americans have had the flu (so far). That’s 200k vs 32 million.

Here’s my question. Why is the nation in lockdown over the coronavirus, but not over the flu.  In fact, the flu (or any other infectious disease for that matter) has never caused the country to be on lockdown.  Not even the H1N1 global pandemic of 2009, with 60 million Americans infected, shut down the country.

What we have here is a manufactured crisis; a crisis that certain people are taking advantage of. This lockdown will cost people their jobs, their businesses and, yes, even their health – see link: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/suicide-vs-coronavirus-deaths-study-finds-coming-economic-crisis-could-lead-to-831600-suicides-that-is-four-times-the-number-of-estimated-coronavirus-deaths/

So, the real contagion here is panic. You simply can’t shut down the country every time there is a global pandemic; every time there is a bird flu, a swine flu, a SARS , a MERS or a coronavirus. Anyone who believes that lockdowns are the answer should immediately line up for the mandatory vaccinations which are undoubtedly coming.

 “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”  – Rahm Emanuel

So, now that Congress has passed the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, an important question must be asked: Just how are we going to pay for it? What this proves is that our government is really only good at one thing – spending the nation’s money.  They have no idea how they are going to pay for it – and they don’t care either.

This from Bryce Buchanan at American Thinker:  “We are on the Titanic, headed for the debt iceberg…Our country has unbelievable levels of debt, and our debt is rising rapidly.  The numbers are staggering… In the socialist dream world, there will never be a day of reckoning for government debt. Stephanie Kelton, an economic adviser to Bernie Sanders, said, ‘If you control your own currency and you have bills that are coming due, it means you can always afford to pay the bills on time.  You can never go broke; you can never be forced into bankruptcy.’”

Comment: While what Kelton said may be technically correct, there’s one little problem: The value of your money evaporates into thin air. It’s called inflation.

More from Bryce Buchanan: “Governments can create money, but creating money does not create wealth.”

Comment: Printing money doesn’t make us rich. Rather, it makes us poor.  In reality, governments can’t create anything.  So, if you ever hear a politician say that they can create jobs, run for the hills.

The only other question worth asking at this point is this: How long are we going to let the politicians get away with playing this stupid shell game which is killing the country?

 

Here’s the link to the full article by Bryce Buchanan: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/coronavirus_is_not_even_close_to_americas_biggest_problem.html

 

 

 

Down through the ages, there have always been events which changed the course of history.  The coronavirus may well turn out to be such an event. Here’s why.

Because of the coronavirus, people everywhere will have to rethink what it really means to be a sovereign nation. It will become a necessity for nations to be as self-sufficient as possible, which will produce a massive shift from a centralized/free trade model to decentralized supply chains. National security interests will require the protection of a nation’s borders which will be a necessity to manage future world pandemics.  Immigration, naturally, will have to be restricted.  If you want to know what that model somewhat looks like, just go to Russia, Israel or Saudi Arabia. With the shift in world trade, and an emphasis on national security issues, will come an even bigger rush to nationalism. With that, the world’s finance system will have to totally change as the central banks model (globalism) will not be able to co-exist with nationalism. 

In the future, the impact from the coronavirus will cause business to be conducted differently. Previously, economists have always espoused a healthy, positive growth rate which would provide for ever increasing living standards. Yet, they worried about maturing populations, like in Japan and the United States, and recommended that migrants fill the gap in the worker shortages. Now, progress will have to be thought of in terms of a possible global pandemic. So, the term sustainable living is going to have to be redefined to allow for aging populations in some countries and, therefore, negative growth rates.  After all, countries don’t have to always grow, they simply need to be efficient.

Part of the changes brought on by the coronavirus may well involve reverting back to a simpler way of life.  Large cities do not work near as well as rural populations when it comes to infectious diseases and environmental concerns like pollution. Technology, for all of its advantages, creates a myriad of social problems not to mention serious health issues.  Things like 5G and wi-fi technology may have to be rethought and/or replaced by safer technologies.

In the U.S., the political landscape is in for some real changes. Borders will have to be closely monitored for national security reasons, including keeping out infectious disease. Immigration-related issues will rival the economy for the top spot on the list of most important election issues. This will be especially true in the 2020 elections as it will be difficult for a candidate to get elected if they are for “open borders.” That’s because illegal aliens, including Chinese immigrants, are entering the country every day and bringing in the coronavirus as well as other serious diseases.

That’s what I see are the obvious after-effects of the coronavirus. I’m sure that there will be others as well. Man can go to the moon, perhaps, but he still can’t tame an itsy, bitsy virus. That’s why I refer to it as The Corona Effect.

 

 “It takes but one person, one moment, one conviction, to start a ripple of change.” – Donna Brazile 

P.S. (or a coronavirus) 

It may be too early to do a post-mortem on the coronavirus, but a few things seem very clear already.  The overriding take-a-away is that the coronavirus is a national disaster, although not quite like anything that you might be thinking about.  It’s a disaster because of the way that we’ve overreacted to it.

I guess the following things would fall under the category of things confirmed, as opposed to lessons learned:

  • Government is totally inept.  For example, the country could have been much better prepared for a global pandemic.
  • Politicians are only interested in protecting themselves, not the country.  As Congressman Thomas Massie has said about Congress’ efforts to combat the coronavirus, There are almost no discussions about the limits of state and federal power.”  In other words, it’s another Patriot Act moment.
  • Certain institutions that should have safeguarded our health are totally corrupt.  For example the WHO and the CDC practice politics instead of medicine.
  • The media promote fear mongering as opposed to trying to bring people together.
  • People are very easily manipulated, a herd of sheep ready to jump off the cliff if the other sheep do. For example, panic buying of toilet paper and hand sanitizers (and everything Costco).
  • We need to have supply chains which make the country as self-reliant as possible.  I wouldn’t be buying anything from China, not even a coronavirus vaccine.

While the ultimate effects of the coronavirus may change somewhat before it’s all over, it’s readily apparent to me that what we need to do most, as a country, is to love one another.  Social distancing is a joke, intended to divide and conquer.  I think the old adage to make love and not war still applies. Without love, I have no idea how we are going to survive as a species.

“There is nothing to fear except fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

I’m pretty sure that by now nearly everyone has heard about the pandemic that swept across the world? No, I’m not talking about the coronavirus but rather H1N1.  Remember that one?

Just a little over 10 years ago, H1N1 was the scourge of the earth. H1N1, better known as the swine flu, is said to have first struck in the U.S. causing some 60 million Americans to become infected. By some estimates, as many as 500,000 people died of the disease worldwide.

So, what was the government’s response? Were schools and businesses closed? Was travel in and out of the country restricted? Were quarantines imposed? Did the nation go on lockdown?  The answer is mostly no to all of the above. Actually, some schools did close but the government only asked that schools only be closed as a last resort.

Although there were negative effects from the H1N1 pandemic, the world survived. The effects were relatively mild, all things considered, because everyone carried on pretty much as usual despite the risks. By contrast, the coronavirus is a drop in the bucket, yet the world has gone on lockdown mode with so many people losing their jobs and/or not being paid while their companies suspend operations. Whole industries totter on the brink of bankruptcy and what is our response? Stay at home (and let the economy collapse). The general government strategy to counter the coronavirus has been to co-opt individual freedoms.  Martial law (quarantines) are everywhere and increasing by the day. The National Guard will be deployed soon.

The interesting thing is, though, that it’s relatively easy to take away people’s personal freedoms just by scaring them out of their wits.  After all, that’s how Hitler came to power.  What comes next one can only guess but I’m pretty sure that you’re not going to like it.

Epilogue

The objective of an engineered pandemic is not primarily to kill people.  Rather, it’s about getting people to let the government run their lives – create the problem, then provide the solution. The endgame is mandatory vaccinations.  As Bill Gates mentioned at a TED conference, the solution to the world’s so-called over-population problem is vaccines. Right, Bill?

“The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care & reproductive health services, we could LOWER that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”  – Bill Gates

Well, now we have yet another national emergency as Trump has recently announced his plan to combat the coronavirus.  However, how many of them do we really need? The government is awash in national emergencies that were declared years ago but never taken off the books.  Why not?

In a democracy, the government is elected by “the people.” This is also true of a republic, which the U.S. A. is.  The one thing that distinguishes a republic from a democracy is that republics have a constitution which protects the rights of all citizens, especially the rights of minorities from the majority. However, those constitutional rights can be suspended by the president declaring a national emergency.  These national emergencies can give the president, indeed any president, near dictatorial powers when it comes to running the country.  Just ask Barack Obama.  

Now the latest national emergency entitled Executive Order on Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of Covid-19” allows the President to use the power of previous national emergencies and something called the Defense Production Act to override the Constitution.  In fact, Trump has gone so far as to declare that he is a “war-time” president, which invokes the War Powers Act. The truth is that the two presidents prior to Trump were also “war-time” presidents as the country has officially been “at war” ever since 9/11. So, all this bluster about Trump withdrawing troops from Syria or using troops against Iran is just that – bluster.  In reality, Trump has all the power, the power given to him through national emergencies, many of which were declared by Democratic presidents.

 

Epilogue

Our government is pretty much run by presidential executive orders. The civil war that rages in Washington is all about who gets to exercise the near unlimited powers that result from these “national emergencies.”  It’s all about who gets to be in power. As James Carville, a top Democratic strategist, said on MSNBC, “What we need is power! Do you understand? That’s what this is about.”  It’s funny how the politicos talk about getting power when the power is supposed to be for the people.

 

“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” – George Orwell

 

 

 

 

 

When is 69 deaths enough to shut down almost the entire country? Answer: When it’s the coronavirus.

However, when is 22,000 deaths not enough to even keep kids from going to school? Answer: When it’s the flu.

So, why is this all happening? Answer: Because someone is lying to us.

The $64,000 question is why would someone yell fire (coronavirus) in a crowded theater. Answer: Because the objective is to induce fear.

…And boy have we taken the bait.

Epilogue

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said this about the coronavirus, “Our job is not to let the worst case scenario happen.” If that’s true, then why are we letting so many people die from the flu?

Further, we have approximately 37,000 people who die each year from car crashes. So, why not ban all autos?

“Now, we are in the midst of another manufactured crisis where government control of every aspect of our lives will be implemented through mandates, quarantines, and ultimately military force. There is nothing to fear but listening to politicians, government apparatchiks, and the hysteria inducing corporate media doing the bidding of their oligarch masters.” – Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform