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OK, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some some bad news. The good news is mainly for authoritarians who missed all the fun during the War on Terror. The news is … welcome to the War on Death!

Yes, that’s right, global capitalism (a/k/a “the world”) is now at war with Death … which is great news for authoritarians! No more bothersome critical thinking. The time for questioning our leaders is over. It’s time to shut up and follow orders. We’re in a global state of emergency, folks! We’re talking lockdowns, soldiers in the streets, abrogation of our constitutional rights, arbitrary arrests, indefinite detentions, round-the-clock media fear-propaganda … the whole totalitarian megillah!

What, you’re probably asking, is the War on Death? Well … for those who remember the War on Terror, the War on Death is just like that, except this time the evil enemy is Death … or, all right, maybe not exactly like that, but there are a number of striking similarities.

For one thing, just like the War on Terror, we didn’t start it. Death attacked us! There we were, peacefully going about our global capitalist business, quelling a worldwide “populist” rebellion orchestrated by Russian-backed Nazis, when Death attacked us with a coronavirus … more or less exactly the way that the terrorists attacked us in 2001.

And, just like after those terrorist attacks, the world has united and forcefully responded. No, we haven’t invaded Iraq again (well, actually, we did bomb them a little), but we have locked down almost the entire planet, virtually shut down the global economy, and are scaring the masses into a state of unprecedented mass hysteria.

Police are patrolling the streets of Europe, checking people’s “permission-to-go-outside” papers. In the U.K., soldiers are standing by to assist with “protecting possible quarantine zones,” or to “cope with the breakdown of civil society.” Israel is tapping its formerly secret collection of everyone’s mobile phone records to identify people who might be infected, and assorted “others who need to be quarantined.”

Macron (now relieved of his Gilets Jaunes problem!) is ready to “rule by decree” if necessary. California is “prepared to enact martial law.” The U.S. military is “prepared to deploy in support of potential extraordinary missions,” including “quelling civil disturbances.”

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Congress for the power to detain people indefinitely. The British Parliament is on the brink of passing an emergency “Coronavirus Bill” that will (among other unsettling provisions) grant authorities the power to arrest and indefinitely quarantine anyone they deem a “potentially infectious person” … or, in other words, pretty much anyone they want.

As if that wasn’t dystopian enough, according to a report in Politico:

“Counter-terrorism troops have been redeployed across Italy to beef up police forces throughout Italian cities. Patrol cars are now circulating in every major city in Italy with a monotone male voice warning citizens over a loudspeaker not to leave their residences or risk a ticket. ‘GO BACK INTO YOUR HOMES,’ the voice warns.”

But wait, it gets even better than that. In Missouri, prosecutors have charged an idiot who licked some items at Walmart as a “terrorist.” I kid you not, a Coronavirus Terrorist. I could go on, but I think you get the picture (if you need more examples, check this Twitter thread).

The point is, the global capitalist empire (for whatever reasons, real or imagined) has turned on the MINDLESS HYSTERIA machine, and dialed it up as high as it goes. People are in full-blown headless chicken mode. No one (or hardly anyone) is thinking, or listening to dissenting opinions, or paying attention to official statistics, or common sense, or anything else that contradicts the War on Death narrative.

The British tabloids are publishing horror stories about “doctors” standing by and helplessly watching as patients slowly suffocate to death. According to such stories, not only are these “doctors” unable to treat roughly 400 patients with any of the UK’s over 8,000 ventilators, but, apparently, patients whose hearts have stopped (and who are therefore unconscious) are also now capable of “dying in agony” with “terror in their eyes.”

According to The New York Times, the Coronapocalypse has begun in Elmhurst, where the authorities have called in the refrigerator trucks to haul away the mountains of corpses, after 13 people who “had tested positive” died (of something) in the course of one day.

The rest of the corporate media are running moment-by-moment deathometer updates, apocalyptic prognostications of the millions or billions who are possibly going to die, and of course the latest on which celebrities have been infected and are clinging to life, or experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, or absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Greta suspects she might have been infected! Prince Charles! Colton Underwood (whoever that is), Tom Hanks, and even Idris Elba! Just the other night, celebrated playwright Terrence McNally (who was 81, and had a history of lung cancer and COPD) was struck down in the prime of his life!

In short, the authorities have whipped the masses into an orgy of shrieking, white-eyed FEAR of this new, evil, “invisible enemy” that is coming to kill them and their families. Millions of people (now confined in their homes) have taken to the Internet to pump up the hysteria, share totally un-sourced personal accounts of the horrors their therapists’ accountants’ doctors have personally witnessed on the war’s “front lines,” and hunt down any infected persons, or potentially infected persons (or otherwise uncooperative persons) who might have gone outside for some air.

So, that’s the good news for you authoritarians! For the rest of us … yeah, not so good.

Oh, I almost forgot the bad news. The bad news is … well, the bad news is Death. The bad news is, you are going to die. I’m going to die. We are all going to die. All of us. We are going to die. We are going to die of … well, something. Cancer. A heart attack. A stroke. The flu. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease. Possibly a coronavirus. Maybe even this coronavirus.

In fact, a lot of us are dying right now, according to the Internet, around a hundred per minute … which, it goes without saying, is unacceptable, and a tragedy, and something we need to take drastic action to prevent at all costs. We can’t let these Russian dissension sowers, neo-Nazi accelerationists, and coronavirus-sympathizers confuse us. They want to convince us that Death is, yes, scary, and sad, but inevitable, and natural. How utterly heartless and insane is that?!

No, we need to close our minds to that nonsense. People are dying! This is not normal! Death is our enemy! We have to defeat it! We need to hunt down and neutralize Death! Root it out if its hidey hole and hang it like we did with Saddam!

I’m not kidding. There is a war on, people! GloboCap is taking the gloves off again. (You remember what happens when the gloves come off, don’t you?) So get your mind right and get with the program or get ready to face the consequences.

Relax, I’m not referring to all these tanks (2:34 in the NBC video). I’m referring to other consequences. I am not some crazy conspiracy theorist. Plus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has assured us there’s no cause for concern:

“If and when National Guard or military units are deployed to the streets of L.A., trust me, I’ll let you know.”

See? Everything is perfectly fine. No one is preparing for martial law. Those tanks just returned from the Middle East and are “being sent back home to Texas.” This kind of thing happens all the time. It has nothing to do with the global lockdown.

I don’t know about you, but I’m extremely relieved … for a moment there I thought we were in trouble.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at or

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  1. PanicFest2020 will not be canceled over coronavirus concerns!

    PanicFest2020 will proceed as scheduled!

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Bertrand Muscle
  2. gfhÄndel says:

    Well done C.J. Hopkins.
    If I may take the liberty of an embellishment:
    “People are dying! In a fashion nearly identical to a bad flu season! This is not normal!”

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Wally
  3. An article trying to weigh the consequences of the coronavirus without actually considering any information about what it does to populations where the spread isn’t controlled is basically just a fluff piece… the author comes close to peak boomer when he tells people not to worry about a threat he hasn’t even bothered to fairly appraise.

    COVID has an official avg fatality rate of 3-4% according to the WHO, but this is starkly offset by the incredibly high fatality rate in countries that have not handled it effectively. In Italy, the medical system got totally overwhelmed and the fatality rate is now 10% of the infected population. In Spain, it’s 7.3% and in Iran, 7.5% (two other countries that didn’t do a good job with stay at home orders and the like). Contrast this with the fatality rate in South Korea which is just 1.4% because of effective measures to limit the spread of the disease. I’m using yesterday’s numbers from John Hopkins btw.

    So the difference between effectively managing COVID and not is a more than tripled fatality rate. 683 people died in Italy yesterday, and they didn’t all have to. We’re talking about many good people dying, folks. I’m also confused by the author’s analogy comparing quarantine orders to the war on terror- is asking people to stay at home equatable with asking soldiers to die in foreign countries? I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think I’m taking a mortal risk working from home.

    C.J.Hopkins concludes that some people dying is worth it for Fuddrucker’s to stay open. Flawlessly, he understands that states of emergency never happen and aren’t worth responding to. No problem is enough to make even the slightest changes to our daily routines, even if it’s a mass pandemic sweeping through the world. The great thing about this logic is that while I’d normally say that he’ll have blood on his hands if his suggestions are implemented, I think he’s clearly so delusional it’s not worth holding him to any level of responsibility.

  4. Relax, C.J. We’ll know we’re really in the shit when TPTB start burning piles of corpses in the streets and town squares. Let’s just hope those aren’t the bodies of those who questioned the official narrative.

    • Agree: Hibernian, antitermite
  5. AaronInMVD says: • Website

    This seems where we are headed.The medical equivalent on 9/11 ushering in bio security theater and this war on death.

    Never mind the poor prospects of being connected to a ventilator long term get many health care providers to pursue legal “Do Not Intubate” orders for their own care. The next sainted minority must be the morbidly old! Never mind that Italy is a sort of Angola that happens to have whiter appearing inhabitants.

    In the big geoplitical picture there’s going to be continued US-China back and forth over the narrative concerning the origin. For most people, the practical impact is a materially poorer world and a reduced space of possible freedom.

    I hope everyone got all the international travel they ever wanted to do out of their system.

  6. Kali says:


    Many thanks,

    • Agree: Hempus
  7. He doesn’t know. You don’t know. Of course they’re using the virus to clamp-down. Naomi Klein 101. But that doesn’t mean at all that it isn’t real. A real, actual crisis, used by the authorities to authoritarianize. Nothing unusual there. If you think you know the truth, you are deluded. Either way. What did you do? Look on the internet? Oh, no wonder you’re a genius.

    • Agree: Spanky
  8. @Greg Suburban

    Dear retarded troll. The article is satire. Go back to sleep. Your GS retirement bennies are safe….for now.

    • Thanks: antitermite
  9. CJ does it again!

    Israel is tapping its formerly secret collection of everyone’s mobile phone records to identify people who might be infected, and assorted “others who need to be quarantined.”

    And guess what? Nutty-yahoo is also taking advantage of the ’emergency’ to temporarily shut down Israel’s courts, which means he gets yet another reprieve from facing trial for corruption:

    Bet nobody saw that one coming!

    In Missouri, prosecutors have charged an idiot who licked some items at Walmart as a “terrorist.”

    On that note, here’s the cutest terrorist I ever saw:

    • Replies: @Kim
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  10. Getaclue says:
    @Greg Suburban

    The WHO numbers, like so much else as to this, are total BS–

    The head of WHO seems to be a total and complete Clown?:

    Imperial College in London also fanned the bs hysteris stating a million would die– today “corrected” that to “under 20,000”– less than the Flu: — So the premise of your screed is total bs…–the “death” numbers are totally skewed also because it has been admitted in Italy even when the people actually die of Cancer or whatever– if in autopsy they are found to have the Virus in them it is listed as a “cause of death”…. Yes, great idea–lets have a 2nd Great Depression over the “work” of these NWO/Globalist “Experts” and their Media….

    • Replies: @Jane Blinkton
  11. @Greg Suburban

    Korea’s stats are 0.5%. Singapore and Taiwan even lower. They have citizens that respect government, and not lament individual freedoms in the face of obvious collective responsibility. Basically, this article is written by a freedom loving lunatic who doesn’t fully understand the social contract that accords him those freedoms. (In other words, an average American.)

    • Agree: Michael888
  12. @Getaclue

    Nick Ferguson of Imperial College had a specific intent to get UK to take this seriously. It worked. His models and simulations are not predictions. They rely on assumptions and data. He showed that if X didn’t happen, Y would occur. If the “R0” isn’t well managed and early distancing cannot ensure quick break of the spread of this network effect.

    Yes, the US is overblowing its reaction. But no, this is not a “flu”. It can be. But there’s a condition: it must be controlled early. Now that US has missed that plot, it does need to be draconian in its measures. People who bicker about individual liberty have misunderstood how pandemics work and are putting everyone at risk.

    If only US could get a 2-3 week clean pause to the human transmissions, then the economy could discuss swinging back *before* easter. Otherwise, keep adopting the republican obliviousness and watch the death toll rise.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  13. This is beautiful. Best thing that I’ve read in years.

    Mr Hopkins could you please write the next Kurt Vonnegut novel because he seems to have stopped writing them for some reason, dunno why.

  14. anon[267] • Disclaimer says:

    You keep this up and Ron will stroke out.

  15. @AaronInMVD

    Well, I guess there’s no reason to renew the passport I never used in the first place.

    • Replies: @AaronInMVD
  16. Just finished watching Tucker Carlson, the only TV show I watch. He reported that “progressive” DA’s, like that Soros-backed Krasner guy in Philly, are taking this opportunity to throw open the jail cells and let out those found guilty of horrendously violent crimes.

    I assume he’ll need the jail cells to lock up those real public enemies suspected of leaving their apartments without an excuse from our tyrannical Jewish governor Wolf, who even closed all the liquor stores in our time of need. Perhaps moonshiners will be making a comeback.

    • Replies: @Janko
  17. Top German infectious disease doctor interview on the virus over reaction there, with an explanation for the higher death rates in northern Italy. 10 minutes.

    • Replies: @FactChecker
  18. Article 1. of The Leiber Code.

    A place, district, or country occupied by an enemy stands, in consequence of the occupation, under the Martial Law of the invading or occupying army, whether any proclamation declaring Martial Law, or any public warning to the inhabitants, has been issued or not. Martial Law is the immediate and direct effect and consequence of occupation or conquest.

    The presence of a hostile army proclaims its Martial Law.

    When one is prevented from production and private relationships based on a presumption of emergency harm using “best science” by the supposed “experts” acting under the color of law, promulgating and inculcating policies, do you still think you are not one of the subjects of an occupation?

    Marital Law doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a tank in your yard.

    • Agree: botazefa, Charles
    • Replies: @Kim
  19. Cowboy says:

    Isn’t this where we’re supposed to run into the forest with Swayze and Sheen and defend our country goddamit?

  20. anon[267] • Disclaimer says:

    Isn’t this where we’re supposed to run into the forest with Swayze and Sheen and defend our country goddamit?

    Yes, but Swayze’s dead and Sheen’s got the aids, so we’re on our own.

    • Replies: @HallParvey
  21. Kim says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Is this so very different from doing a rimjob? Perhaps porn sites should be shut down? (Yes!)

    • Replies: @Popeye
  22. Kim says:
    @Noah. Cicket

    So I suppose that being under ZOG, we are automatically always in a state of martial law. Explains a lot.

  23. Janko says:
    @Greg Suburban

    You are absolute sheeple,yes the mortality rate is high,but in Hospices,resthomes,where people already dying on their beds,so they die with the virus,in Italy average daily dead is 1800,without corona existed,idiot???? 700

  24. Janko says:

    Yes you hit the nail correctly,jewish= real dead

  25. @Greg Suburban

    I think he’s clearly so delusional it’s not worth holding him to any level of responsibility.

    Here’s some data points for you:

    1. Public Health England (and the other national health bodies of the UK) downgraded Covid-19 just last week. It is no longer considered to be a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID). This is stated on an official government website!

    2. The lead author of the Imperial College study that sparked off this panic, the one who forecast 2.2 million deaths in the US absent an eighteen month lockdown, has now changed his mind, and he told this to a committee of the Westminster parliament just last Wednesday (a day or so into the insane lockdown). Instead of half a million deaths in the UK, we can now expect 20,000. If you don’t like this media site, please note that it links to the New Scientist.

    3. The official data of excess deaths around Europe, derived from official sources in European nations, shows that there are excess deaths for Week 12 of 2020 in just one European country – Italy – and if you play around with the map you can find weeks in other years (data shown is for 2017-20) where the excess death rate is far higher than this week! The media is reporting huge outbreaks and high death tolls in Spain, and France too, but this is not reflected here.

    • Agree: Alfred
  26. @Jane Blinkton

    Your self righteous loathing of the average American (I am an average European) is not reflected in the official data, and I point you to data on excess deaths in Europe for week 12 of 2020 (and every other week going back to 2017).

    The only European country showing an excess death rate is Italy, and that is only a mild excess – mild, in comparison to other weeks in Italy in the past four years. The media is losing its mind over the situation in Spain, and yet there are no excess deaths. Martial law in France, which shut down the Gilets Jaunes protests, and yet no excess deaths.

    • Replies: @Jane Blinkton
    , @Alfred
  27. @Greg Suburban

    Normally i like CJ’s articles. And yes i (largely) agree with his negative views on whatever “dystopian” efforts Governments’ are making.
    But his whole “satire” thing on death, although true at one level (westerners generally cant really deal with the idea of death) is beyond ridiculous on another:
    “No, we need to close our minds to that nonsense. People are dying! This is not normal! Death is our enemy! We have to defeat it!”
    Accept this logic & plague, smallpox, polio & TB would be our constant conpanions. Oh but they’re different ! Sure. Most diseases have different
    contagion effects, different death rates etc, etc.
    I havent read it so I cant guarantee the correctness of this, but apparently we are doing something similar to England in “A Journal of a Plauge Year”. Funny, they weren’t so keen on death either….AND they knew a hell of a lot more about it than us….

  28. Svevlad says:

    And just like a headless chicken, death is inevitable.

    You know how it is. Stupidity must be punished with extreme barbarism with deadly consequences

  29. I live in France. THe other night I saw a report from a rural department where the police were using drones to monitor compliance with the injunction against getting together outside.

  30. Realist says:
    @Adam Smith

    PanicFest2020 will not be canceled over coronavirus concerns!

    PanicFest2020 will proceed as scheduled!

    The show must go on.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  31. Realist says:
    @Greg Suburban

    You’re new in these here parts…aren’t you boy? Maybe you’re a troll.

  32. botazefa says:
    @Jane Blinkton

    People who bicker about individual liberty …

    Give me liberty or give me shelter in place during a quasi-governmental agency declaration of pandemic!!


  33. @botazefa

    Hahaha. That cracked me up. Yes you’re right.

  34. AaronInMVD says: • Website

    Well, there might be a window to get out sometime in the future. Carrasco Intl has been reduced now to handling almost exclusively cargo, charter, and repatriation (really just a subset of charter) flights.

    Quite a few people back in the States thought my moving to Uruguay wasn’t a great choice, and living in Uruguay has some downsides. Still, it seems Uruguay is handling the present hysteria better old country on just about every measure. Uruguay may not be a truly first world country (I rate it first and a half world), but… the US is looking rather third world.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Popeye
  35. @Tsar Nicholas

    I am interested in this. Where can I get for European countries? Deaths per month in 2019 and now in Jan and Feb? Thanks.

    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
  36. @Jane Blinkton

    If you move your cursor along the x axis at the bottom, you will find the map goes back to week 11, then week 10 etc. By moving back and forth you can compare weeks. Week 12 ended last Friday March 20th, so it ought to be updated in the next few days.

    It took me a while to figure that out!

    • Replies: @glib
  37. @AaronInMVD

    Thanks for the tip about Uruguay, but I’d have to brush up on my Spanish first. I’ve read it has a significant US expat community, though.

    • Replies: @AaronInMVD
  38. AaronInMVD says: • Website

    I have yet to actually see a large US expat community here. Many from the US tend to wash out and seek other places to expatriate. Then again while many get houses in what could approximate a suburb and cars then generally try to recreate their US lifestyle here, I rent an apartment in the city and walk most places.

    Honestly the place has a rather soviet element to its culture, but I find it more livable than old country. If for no other reason this place sticks to a codified civil law system rather than pretending it can support implementing “common law” on a population well outside of what “common law” can scale to. The entire criminal code can be read in an afternoon. The civil and commercial codes in a bit more time.

    As to what can be ate here, the ingredients can be of exceptional quality, but the locals express very little creativity with them.

    Anyways, if international travel ever becomes a thing again, you may want to give this place a test drive. Brushing up on the Spanish is never a bad idea since there’s so many countries that speak the language. Costa Rica and Panama seem to be more popular US expatriate destinations as well. I actually have more regular conversations with US expats living in those places than ones living here.

  39. @botazefa

    Give me liberty or give me shelter in place during a quasi-governmental agency declaration of pandemic!!

    Give me Convenience, or Give me Death !

    Bonus: Government Flu

    • Thanks: botazefa
  40. AaronB says:

    Here in Bergenfield New Jersey, where I am for the time being (I don’t live here), it is a hotspot.

    However, I’ve never seen the streets so full of people. People going for long walks, couple, friends, groups of children – it’s wonderful. It reminds me of an earlier suburban America.

    People are staying in their own family groups but greeting each other as they pass. Conversations are being had from safe distances in front porches all over, creating the feel of an active neighborhood social life.

    But there is almost a festive atmosphere – the streets are full of life.

    At the same time, message boards here are full of reports of death and people in critical condition, which I cannot personally verify.

    I would take with a heavy grain of salt this talk of draconian restrictions and house arrest etc – at least, no sign of it here, a hotspot.

    In fact, freedom from work and the sense of mundane life being altered seems to have done everyone some good, and many religious figures are suggesting this was for the purpose of recalling us to spiritual matters and away from materialism.

    At the same time, I agree with the article about the absurd fear mongering and hysteria – I was particularly shocked when the New York Times described a day of 13 dead as an “apocalyptic” scenario.

    How real this thing is I cannot judge – the reports are conflicting and all over the place. One should take reasonable safety precautions – it’s a sin to recklessly throw ones life away. But the incredible and astonishing fear of death that we are seeing definitely makes this seem like an absurd “war on death”. Death is natural and should be accepted.

    • Agree: Polemos
    • Replies: @Spanky
  41. According to The New York Times, the Coronapocalypse has begun in Elmhurst,

    That explains the oddly-dressed fellow in the street with the cart yelling, “Bring out your dead, bring out your dead.”

  42. Hibernian says:
    @Greg Suburban

    COVID has an official avg fatality rate of 3-4% according to the WHO…

    COVID has an official avg fatality rate of 3-4% according to WHO?


    • Replies: @HallParvey
  43. @AaronInMVD

    I’ve worked and traveled all over the world – seen a lot of strange stuff – but somehow I never made it to Italy. Alas….

  44. Polemos says:

    Easter is April 12th.

    But Passover starts on Wednesday the 8th and ends on sunrise the following Thursday, the day after what was Tax Day April 15th.

    A vaccine is like a way to blood you
    it keeps you shielded and huddled inside
    while everyone else who refused having
    special blood applied to them in public
    will lose their “first born” (for the older
    were born first of you and me)

    Meanwhile, the Plunder of Purim, then the Plunder of Egypt, but then they say there was a plundering of the deep around this time too, when all the true slaves fly free

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  45. I wouldn’t mind a real war on death! If only we had dropped 2 trillion dollars on cancer, heart and other medical issues.

  46. aandrews says:

    “People are in full-blown headless chicken mode.”


  47. headless chicken mode

    Is there anyone here who knows what this actually means, or the origin of the expression? 🙂

    • Replies: @Kim
    , @aandrews
    , @James Scott
  48. Maybe this is “the big one”; the big move the Globalists have been waiting for, to test and install the finishing touches of their Technocratic Totalitarian system.

    A month ago I thought this would all blow over, but I don’t think so now. It has the “feel” of something that could be on-going (as they appear to be warning us of this more and more).

    This could end up being so big they will be still talking about it 2k years from now.

    All the big-picture thinkers need to start examining this one. Something very weird is going on. The virus is the distraction.

  49. @Greg Suburban

    In Italy, the medical system got totally overwhelmed and the fatality rate is now 10% of the infected population.

    But what is the “infected population”??? Nobody knows. The “authorities” on C19 have said that many more people are infected than the number of “confirmed cases”. Many are asymptomatic while some may have minor cold-like symptoms, etc. With the actual number of infected that “10%” would look a lot lower.

  50. In short, the authorities have whipped the masses into an orgy of shrieking, white-eyed FEAR…

    I’ve seen this same thing asserted a number of times on the internet over the past few weeks, but have yet to witness it among the masses—whether the huddled or non-huddled kind—here in the U.S. Maybe it’s different in some foreign countries, like California, I don’t know, but I think if some people are getting nervous, it’s probably more about their livelihood and paying the bills.

    Some people may have gotten a bit worked up over toilet paper a couple weeks ago, but most of them were probably running low at the time and didn’t want to have to use the garden hose method.

  51. @AaronInMVD

    I hope everyone got all the international travel they ever wanted to do out of their system.


    Now, I hope everyone will stop coming to America.

  52. @Jane Blinkton

    I nominate you for Unzian Know-it-all of the Day.

  53. Seraphim says:

    We are ALL, every single one of us, going to die sooner or later, but inevitably, of… life. Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease with a 100% death rate!

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @HallParvey
  54. @Adam Smith

    It’s still on? What a relief!

  55. Anonymous[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @Greg Suburban

    Greg Suburban….? Dude your name sucks, put more effort into it next time you try astroturfing, and make sure to prepare the handle by dropping a handful of semi insightful comments before you do a full unload.

    Shills, don’t be lazy.. Build up your credibility or you’ll be unmasked too fast!

    My apologies if you’re a troll and not a shill because, in this case, you’ve done a fine job my friend ☺

  56. Touche. I like good satire, followed by sober wisdom:

    A person comes forth into life and enters into death.
    Three out of ten are partners of life.
    Three out of ten are partners of death,
    And three out of ten are partners of life, but their every movement hastens their death.

    Why is this so?
    Because they cling too fiercely to life.

    – Lao Tzu, Tao de Ching, Chapter 50

  57. @Polemos

    Maybe someday it will be possible to wax poetic about current events without referring always to ancient myths and “Judeo”-Christian [sic] stories. We are living in current history, and we have well-documented events plus literary art going back quite a long time now in our own world, far more relevant and edifying.

    I occasionally quote or refer to Old Testament or (what? Torah? or is it Talmud?) things too, as it is still somewhat a Western tradition to do so, but it really isn’t necessary. What is happening now is not Biblical. and certainly not Torah or Talmudic. Probably nothing that ever really happened was.

    There is a virus going around. There always is. This one might be worse than most. That’s it.

    • Replies: @Emslander
    , @Polemos
  58. Alfred says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    Here is the same data displayed longitudinally for the last 41/2 years and up to last Thursday (26th). (ages 15-64)

    Nothing to see for those 15-64 in either Italy or Spain (ages 65+)

    A slight bump for those in Italy but not yet in Spain. The bump was bigger three years ago in Italy but there was no outcry.

    The amazing thing is how none of this is in the media.

    This is a monumental scam, on the scale of 9/11. It was planned a long time ago.

    Guess who controls the media?

    • Thanks: TomSchmidt
    • Replies: @Kim
    , @Spanky
    , @smaragdus
  59. Kim says:
    @Ayatollah Smith

    If you chop the head off a chicken, it will run around, flapping its wings as if alive, before dropping dead.

  60. Kim says:
    @Gleimhart Mantooso

    That’s an award that usually attracts some pretty tough competition.

  61. Spanky says:

    Same here in sunny north central and semi-rural Florida…

    Kids are playing outside (some even have dogs along with) and those are happy sounds (the spring weather is pleasant and our windows are wide open all day and night). Lots of people taking walks and bike rides, and stopping to talk with neighbors which didn’t happen nearly as much before. All from a respectful distance of course.

    And that is remarkable, the new distance. It’s something I’m esp. pleased to note, since most city people retiring here didn’t have much sense of other folks’ personal space previously. Being from the rural southwest, we’re aware of things like being crowded and feeling pushed (esp. by yankees). It’s far more pleasant since they’ve backed off — now if we could just get them to slow down and stop using those awful accents when talking…

    • Thanks: Popeye
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  62. Kim says:

    Yes. It is 100% a scam. Now, where did I put my \$10 trillion bailout?

  63. Jake says:

    Our world of Anglo-Zionist globalism is as insane and brutally determined to rule every thought, control very possibility of economic or cultural freedom, as are the worlds of Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984. Hopkins keeps stressing that because until we face that fact that we live in a Cultural Marxist nightmare, that is also a Vulture Capitalist nightmare, and reject it intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, it will continue to own us and keep us dancing to its tunes and paying to be able to dance to its tunes.

    • Agree: Tsar Nicholas
    • Replies: @Popeye
  64. Missouri prosecutors who charged the “idiot” for licking a few items in a Wal-Mart are a bunch of prudes … they should have charged the moron as a cock-sucker that “he” wants to be!

  65. So, that’s the good news for you authoritarians! For the rest of us … yeah, not so good.

    Oh, I almost forgot the bad news. The bad news is … well, the bad news is Death. The bad news is, you are going to die. I’m going to die. We are all going to die. All of us. We are going to die. We are going to die of … well, something. Cancer. A heart attack. A stroke. The flu. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease. Possibly a coronavirus. Maybe even this coronavirus.


  66. Spanky says:

    This is a monumental scam, on the scale of 9/11. It was planned a long time ago. — Alfred

    You maybe right, but we’re not that far into it yet and the virus itself appears real enough. Here in the states this thing looks like it’s got legs. Given our late and inept epidemiological responses thus far, not to mention all the political grandstanding and finger pointing, kinda figure we’re going find out just exactly what this virus is capable of… over the long term. The law of large numbers is just beginning to make itself apparent.

    And if pre-existing conditions, not necessarily just age, is a primary determinate of whether its symptoms progress from mild to severe to life threatening — as the wife notes it seems to prefer diabetics — then we could be in for a bumpy ride.

    But by far, the most interesting occurrence so far, IMO, is the reaction of Wall Street to the temporary work shutdowns. Despite the Fed pumping trillions into the banks, stock market and corporations the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankenfeld, penned an op-ed expressing his heartfelt concern for the little people’s health and welfare if the shutdowns continue.

    Frankly, it looks like Wall Street is telegraphing an SOS through Trump (worried about our depression and suicides if we don’t get back to work). Did Wall Street suddenly realize its ponzi is based on corporate cash flows? After all, does anyone actually believe Blankenfeld gives a damn about the little people? If so, where was all this concern when companies were greenmailed, raided in hostile takeovers, their pension funds stolen, the factories dismantled and jobs shipped off-shore?

    Perhaps this is a chink in Wall Street’s armor — they need their wage slaves back to work soonest to save their own asses.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk, Popeye
    • Replies: @Alfred
  67. Emslander says:

    You know how you have to be afraid of making any jokes in the lines getting on airplanes any more, no matter how funny you might be? When I’m at the grocery store, now, standing the required six feet from everybody else, I sometimes get a tickle in my throat or in my nose and I nearly get a hernia stifling a little cough or a sneeze.

    What kind of people have we become?

  68. Emslander says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You win the atheist of the day award. Good luck.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  69. Sober-minded folks might find this book quite informative and thought-provoking:

    It confirmed many of my own speculations and convinced me that my own choice of how to die, should the choice be given me, remains in place: on my beloved property in my own house unattached to machines.

  70. I have calculated that in US normal deaths rate are about 186 thousands a month. These deaths are replaced by newborn and emigration.
    So the impact of Covid 19 by its number of deaths is not really so great. (Yet)

    • Replies: @Spanky
    , @Tsar Nicholas
  71. The bad news is, you are going to die.

    That’s what you think! Typical Keynesian thinking.

  72. CJ Hopkins, I nominate you to be this era’s George Carlin.

    Well said.

  73. Oracle says:

    In times of uncertainty, it always makes people feel comforted if they can say they could have predicted whatever is happening.

    • Replies: @The Scalpel
  74. And while the evidence all points to a tactic of simply re-packaging Death as a pandemic in order to justifying the imposition of martial law in the name of Health, this weaponization of Death and Health by our Thrasymachus- inspired rulers is not new:

    Murder of the unborn child is done in the name of Health.
    Murder and organ snatching of the brain damaged is justified by redefining the signs of actual death to man-made “Brain Death” criteria.

  75. Polemos says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I don’t disagree with you. The other myths I could invoke involve remembering the ghosts hibernating on Mars and the persistent warning sent out from Phobos, or averting one’s ears from the devastating dirge broadcast from Saturn, or striking up more pleasant conversations you can have with the machine elves and spirit devas just in your own backyard, but you know as well as I (right?) that those are not the myths and collectives shaping the superficial surface of this propagandized pandemic, even if those other myths are more honest about this beautiful world we’re visiting (right?).

    Beliefs do matter because they shape reality. All around you is a loving universe, divine in its desire to live up to the other divine drive as you using your imagination and creating the narrative of your life. So because you are, as we all are, a resonance of the divine within a divinity, a unity of machine and song, you get to explore and experience, to know and understand, and to choose what our world reveals to you. You, and all those whom you believe are indifferent or hostile too. We are all choosing.

    So, yeah, I don’t disagree with you. I’m saying myths are living as well as you and acting as well as you, for their own self-preservation or the education of others. 🙂

    • Replies: @Spanky
  76. Great satire, C.J Hopkins. One of the best since 9/11. I can’t wait ’til the official bipartisan government commission’s Corona Report comes out. But isn’t it kinda heartless now to ignore the existential horror of the virus for ordinary house pets like man’s best friend.

    Here in the Germany’s locked-down Taunus hills, I’ve never met so many neighbors out walking, half of them with at least one dog. Looks like dogs here are selling like toilet paper. We now call the four-legged critters “alibi dogs”, the most useful of service animals for a corona hysteria. No more than two persons are allowed to congregate outdoors but a dog doesn’t count and can be walked whenever you want.

    It’s worse in Spain, where friends report their poor family dog is already totally exhausted. She gets walked 12 times a day, three times each by family member. Without dogs the people aren’t allowed to leave home quarantine without government permission, rigidly enforced. But an exception is made for dogs that are allowed out of the apartment three times a day per single two-legged walker, certified to be an owner. Europe is on its way to a booming e-Rent-a-Dog industry. We’ll invest.

    BTW, got this urgent message forwarded by an admittedly partisan War on Death veteran in Atlanta, Georgia, proving that America’s pooches are already suffering tragically:„This is the last message about our dog; Don’t bother us anymore.  In response to all the recent e-mails about our dog,  please be advised, we are sick and tired of answering questions about him.  Yes, he bit six people wearing bernie t-shirts, four people wearing biden t-shirts, two car drivers with rap music blaring from their vehicles, nine teenagers with pants hanging past their butt cracks, three flag burners, two anthem kneelers, and an Iranian taxi driver. (photo of pooch)
    For the last time. . .the dog is  Not   for sale! 
    …and no, I don’t approve of his smoking,
    but he says it helps get the “bad taste” out of his mouth.“

    • Thanks: Popeye
  77. aandrews says:
    @Ayatollah Smith

    It’s an American idiom referring to slaughtering a chicken by lopping its head off (old school; in the back yard). Its lifeless body can run around briefly, flapping its wings, until it runs out of ATP. A sneery parallel is drawn with people who go hysterical during a crisis.


    • LOL: follyofwar
  78. Wellens says:

    Wow, one of the shittiest articles I’ve read this weekend. Next….CJ kinda sucks. Just being honest.

  79. @anon

    The forest was all cut down to make toilet paper. Sorry.

  80. Popeye says:

    Only if we all get a Rimmer from Biden Bernie Hillary all at once…hey what about Kamala? Not to mention pelosi but the old babe can’t find her dentures..Ole Willie’s still zippin up n down the corridor. DiFi just got a secret packet from Victoria’s secret.

  81. @Hibernian

    Them. You know. Them. The people who tell us stuff.

  82. Popeye says:

    Well if you read old political books from 1930s like John Gunther inside South America, Uruguay was called the Switzerland of S.A. as well and Buenos Aires the Paris of S.A. …. although many books have dubbed Milan as Italy’s Chicago

    • Replies: @Cortes
  83. @Greg Suburban

    I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale cheap. Wanna buy it?

  84. Popeye says:

    And yet Marx…in his very earliest writing @1844. spoke about the liberty of wage slaves when capitalism ended..and the full flowering of the human spirit and human potential..very Utopian ideas premised on the abolition of wage slavery…..a long way from what it became in Gulag Communism but that’s a different detour

  85. friendly reminder….

    palm reading and tarot cards are generally looked down upon in our modern society….reading tea leaves, crystal balls, chicken entrails etc.


    if you have a dr. in front of your name and a phd. in back you are then allowed to use math to predict the future.

    and because it’s science, it’s never wrong.


  86. @Ayatollah Smith

    Chop a chickens’s head of and let it go. It is pretty self explanatory then.

  87. @Seraphim

    36,500 is the number of days in 100 years. Population of Italy is about 60 million. In 100 years (36,500 days) almost everybody alive in Italy today, will be dead. Allowing for a steady depletion rate, the number of deaths in Italy, would be about 1645 per year or 4.5 per day assuming an equal number of people in each age group.

    And the fact is that the average age for people in Italy is not 100. Quite possibly 75. 75 percent of 36,500 is 27,375. This alone would increase the depletion rate to 2191 per year or about 6 per day. From natural causes.

    Correcting for the fact that the Italian aged population is inordinately large and approaching the centenial mark, the actual steady state rate of death must be higher.

    Have another glass of wine. Nobody ever gets out alive.

    • Agree: Jane Blinkton
    • Replies: @glib
    , @Seraphim
  88. @Spanky

    What do you think of your governor’s decree that all escaping from “deathtraps” NY & NJ (maybe more states?) must go thru a 14-day quarantine?

    I just read this morning of mounting hostility between locals and those Snowbirds attempting to flee back to their winter homes. Has any violence broken out yet?

    • Replies: @Spanky
  89. With the millions of corpses the War on Death will deliver, it would be very useful if someone could uncover the Nazi secrets of simply making the bodies disappear. They were a very advanced society. But their secret processes here have been lost to us.

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @James J. O'Meara
    , @Wally
  90. glib says:
    @Tsar Nicholas

    and if you click on historical maps, you get to see the much higher mortality in January 2017 and February 2015.

  91. @Gleimhart Mantooso

    Thank you kindly. Gracefully accepted. Now if you had a point to make..

  92. Alfred says:

    former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankenfeld, penned an op-ed expressing his heartfelt concern for the little people’s health and welfare if the shutdowns continue.

    You make the mistake of assuming that psychopaths are like most of us. This snake fears that he might get part of the blame – when Madame Guillotine makes her return. It is his insurance policy – he thinks.

    • Agree: Omegabooks
    • Replies: @aandrews
  93. @Emslander

    That won’t work with me. I am actually a deist. I probably know God more than you do, and I am honest about it. Good luck to you.

  94. Agent76 says:

    Mar 28, 2020 The Greatest Depression

    Now the world is being led into the Age of Biological Terror with a controlled demolition of the economy that is already causing unprecedented carnage across markets and around the globe.

  95. Hempus says:

    Great article, thanks C.J. Hopkins!
    There is almost nothing to add then to observe the definition of what actually happens to all this people who “die”

    One of the first sign is the rigor mortis, the stiffening of the muscles. A similar effect happens also by electro shock ….all muscles are in contraction…can be deadly if its too strong…Jack Nicholson survived it.
    If you are positive covid-19 tested it might be also a shock!
    Also to open the lungs we use muscles and if those muscles get soreness we have a big problem but its not caused by a virus!!

    Also into my mind comes:
    J.W. Goethe who wrote something like this ..cant find it now:
    “Beim Atmen begegnet uns der Tod zweimal” (by breathing we meet the death twice)

    While breathing “in” (einatmen) the death stands on the door at the heavenly kindom. And while breathing out …the heavenly (or evil) kingdom die’s into the human. Thats why we like singing, musik, opera, theater so much (well, its forbidden now to go to a concert)
    Take a last looking back to the Woodstock concert and hear and see SANTANA “soul sacrifice” where Carlos Santana had a little fight with one of the doormens of the plant kingdoms immanent in his “body”

    Its an illusion to think that the human is just alive. There are permant “death fights between the mineral, plant, animal kingdoms in our body. A result of the fight between the kingdoms are perished corpses. If you compare the dead cult of the ancient Egyptians and how they treated the deceased and now in the covid-19 hysteria…what a decline of culture!
    From a standpoint of humanity most of the people are dead…means the other kingdoms took over.

    Of course there is also an evil kingdom now lead by Vaccination Pope Bill Gates.
    The future looks like martial law controlled by AI? Probably we can move just with a health certificate from the WHO?

    • Agree: Iva
  96. Trinity says:

    Sheesh, what happened to men? Hell, what happened to women? BUT there are some NORMAL people left on the planet and it gives hope. Saw a group of men out playing soccer in ChimpCongo on the televison set, they were enjoying a sunny day, getting some good exercise in and enjoying some social activity with fellow human beings. The SUNSHINE HELPS WITH OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM and the exercise BUILDS THE BODY. Now I’m no doctor but me thinks that good ole sunshine, a healthy diet loaded with citrus fruits, all fruits actually, LOTS AND LOTS of green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, rape ( yes there is a green called rape) and plenty of good lean protein will help with that immune system. Staying shut up in your house in front of a television set, not breathing fresh air or getting sunshine from the gorgeous Sun ( which is great for depression) , staying isolated for those living alone, will probably make you sick if you aren’t already sick. Of course they closed down the park I use to jog in, but I found a reservoir and another park they haven’t closed yet. YOU HAVE TO GET OUT IN THE SUN, EAT CLEAN, EXERCISE, AND WASH YOUR HANDS AND AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE. IF you do things like this and you aren’t old or have preexisting health conditions like COPD for example, YOU WILL BE FINE. Stop believing the BULLSHIT.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  97. Keep it up, CJ! You and that other “CJ”–Christ Jesus! Screw you Satan, and your criminal psycho elite minions (and Talmudic “efendi” who, after this nonsense is over and you’ve killed or beheaded millions (unco-operative gentiles including Jews you consider gentiles killed, true Christians beheaded…it’s in the Book of Revelation, doncha know) will not quite have that “800 gentile slaves per Jew” Talmudic garbage your Chabad friends including Frump are throwing at you!

    LOT, I await your Talmudic response. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  98. Saggy says: • Website

    The point is, the global capitalist empire (for whatever reasons, real or imagined) has turned on the MINDLESS HYSTERIA machine, and dialed it up as high as it goes. People are in full-blown headless chicken mode. No one (or hardly anyone) is thinking, or listening to dissenting opinions, or paying attention to official statistics, or common sense, or anything else that contradicts the War on Death narrative.

    What you don’t seem to understand is that the US has not taken the simplest measures to contain the pandemic – #1 – every person should wear a mask when not at home, #2 – nearly everyone should be tested, #3 – the medical staff at hospitals should have the proper equipment/medicine/ppe.

    The hysteria is the result of the govt/system doing nothing.

    They did these things in China, in SK, and in a few other places I think. Here, nada.

    ‘The west’ is proving to be totally incompetent … we’ve apparently outsourced everything but finance.

    This is a long vid but probably worth watching …. I watched most of it ….. take away, wear masks, there is no ‘cure’, … etc.

    • Replies: @Iva
    , @Wally
  99. Trinity says:

    Yet ANOTHER JEW. Ackman and Leiber join the 5 dancing Shlomos dancing on the the deck of USS Liberty and the corpse of what was America. How long before America connects the dots?

    • Agree: Iva
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  100. @Ursus Terriblis

    Thanks for sharing—This interview needs to be broadcast widely.

    When does CNN, ABC and the rest start airing the post-mortems “Corona Crisis — How did we get it so wrong?”

  101. Corvinus says:

    Indeed, Bingo! Hopkins post is based on his own brand of “war”, predicated on ignorance and confirmation bias.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  102. Corvinus says:

    It’s not a Jewish problem. It’s a greed problem. Remember, Trump is on it, too.


    • Agree: Spanky
    • Troll: Trinity
    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @WJ
  103. @Digital Samizdat

    Last time I saw a girl like that leaning over a toilet seat, she was vomiting.

  104. Spanky says:

    Well, since he didn’t provide any enforcement for these self-quarantines it seems more like a good suggestion than an order. Some of the good ole boys offered to help (quite a few actually, including many long-time yankee transplants gone native).

    Our proposal would post two locals armed with shotguns outside those recent arrivals’ domiciles. It’s felt that using shotguns will be less threatening (it’s considered a defensive weapon) and that two guards per shift would make it less likely that both pass out at the same time from drinking beer (since this activity is seen as a substitute for goin’ fishing, beer is considered an essential supply).

    But so far, no luck. The governor says he’s seriously considering our proposal, but many in these parts believe him a crypto-yankee. That’s his own fault — he could have avoided it by allowing us to remove spring break co-eds from the beaches last week. The boys are real sore about that.

    Would say more, but I hear the emergency banjos pickin’ out a tune…

  105. Trinity says:

    Yeah right. Like we haven’t heard this one before. President Kushner and the Kosher Nostra have Trump on a very short leash, so yeah the Orange shabbos goy is probably in on it. There is always a shabbos goy around to do their bidding for the tribe, but all arrows point to the USUAL SUSPECTS ONCE AGAIN.


  106. Mr. Anon says:

    You are a stupid tool.

    • Agree: Just another serf
    • Replies: @Trinity
  107. Love the back and forth on the comments here. It’s to die for.

    • Agree: Spanky
  108. Spanky says:

    And I calculate that the rate of deaths per day / month / year in any particular country under discussion is simply calculated by the author / poster to be whatever is required to make their point. Any sources, that is authoritive and non-political sources, to back your assertion of 186k deaths per month in the USA?

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  109. Trinity says:
    @Mr. Anon

    The clown (((Corvinus))) is indeed “a stupid tool,” a kosher one at that. LMAO at that OBVIOUS SHLOMO HASBARA TROLL.

    Where do (((they))) get these ignorant trolls. So much for that superior intellect, just another Jew LIE that we have been taught to believe in.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  110. Iva says:

    Why to post video where he says that it jumped from animal. I read on this site or Global Research that the very first sick person was not near the market and did not have anything to do with bats or snakes.

  111. WJ says:

    “Remember, Trump is on it, too.” Got any proof on that is that just another baseless, ambiguous smear with zero proof put out by your type? Specifics please.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  112. Corvinus says:


    Patently false. But that’s your game. Anyone who you believe disrupts your narrative, who decidedly questions your worldview, is automatically labeled in this fashion. Thus, you do not have to critically think. Just push the button repeatedly, right?

    “There is always a shabbos goy around to do their bidding for the tribe, but all arrows point to the USUAL SUSPECTS ONCE AGAIN.”

    Wait, I thought that the Covid-19 pandemic would finally bring globalism and immigration to its knees, and the Jewish banking cabal will come to a screeching halt!

    Just as the Black Death, which carried off 40 percent of Europe’s population in the mid-14th century, signaled the end of the Middle Ages in de Mattei’s eyes, so the coronavirus pandemic signals the end of the American Empire and the era of Globalization, as practiced by oligarchs like George Soros. Globalization is both the perpetrator and ultimate victim of the current crisis because it “destroys space and pulverizes distances.” But because God is in charge of history Globalization finds itself subjected to the cunning of reason which has created “social distance, the isolation of the individual and quarantine,” all of which are “diametrically opposed to the ‘open society’ hoped for by George Soros.” De Mattei believes that the pandemic is bringing an end to “the world without borders.”

    • Troll: Trinity
  113. Iva says:

    It is ingeniered virus payed to developers by Gates. Why a flu like virus cause infertility in men?
    Other scary thing is that a former primeminister og Great Britain Gordon Brown is already calling to create “world government of WHO and UN with special executive power.

    • Replies: @Trinity
  114. Iva says:

    I am not kidding. This is the BEST article on coronavirus madness I have read since this craziness started.

  115. @Gleimhart Mantooso

    Yep, just watch her get a gold star before she hits 100 posts.

  116. @Jane Blinkton

    Take off your hat, Janie. I want to see your point.

  117. Trinity says:

    Bill (((Gates.))) (((Ackman))), (((Leiber.))) FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW THE NOSE.

    • Replies: @Just Passing Through
  118. Spanky says:

    I find it fascinating that the myths by which a society operates do not necessarily have to be fully grounded in reality. Yet those myths create reality for that society in terms of how it both views and conducts itself (which can be mutually exclusive).

    The problem is that as those beliefs evolve over time they seem to always begin conflicting with reality at a practical level. This is manageable for a while and so long as that conflict is confined to the margins. But when beliefs begin interfering with core functions that society inevitably declines and, sooner or later, passes into history (and often oblivion).

    Decline. That’s where the US is these days… Belief in our exceptionalism and duty to bring enlightenment and democracy to the world masks the reality of US policy which serves Wall Street and corporate interests. The beliefs bringing us low, which will destroy the American empire, include those about the nature of money and the financial system which underpins the empire.

    Between our mad beliefs in world domination and that we can print wealth while divesting ourselves of productive enterprises and impoverishing our working class, we’ve attacked the core of our society while giving other nations good reason to hasten our demise.

    • Replies: @Polemos
  119. glib says:

    Regrettably, the average number of deaths in Italy is 2000/day. I can see where your math is wrong.

    • Replies: @HallParvey
  120. @Jane Blinkton

    Thank you kindly. Gracefully accepted. Now if you had a point to make..

    Point already made. You just didn’t get it.

  121. Cyrano says:

    There have been too many wars already: War on drugs, war on poverty, war on terror, war of words. Maybe one day they’ll declare war on wars. Does that sound like contradiction in terms?

    • Replies: @The Grim Joker
  122. @Just another serf

    The REAL “occult secrets of the Nazis” that you won’t ever find on the “History” channel.

  123. @Zarathustra

    The impact is not so great in Europe either, not even in Italy. Offical data on “excess deaths.”

    Interactive map on weekly data going back to 2017.

  124. aandrews says:

    Stanford Professors Say the Entire Projected Death Rate for Coronavirus is a Hoax
    Andrew Anglin
    Daily Stormer
    March 28, 2020


    These people are saying exactly what I’ve been saying – that listing the number of infected, based on current testing methods, and then coming up with projections about potential death rates is retarded, and any models built on this data are going to be wrong.

    It matters more when they say it because they’re Stanford Professors.

    Washington Examiner:

    Two professors of medicine at Stanford University published an opinion article Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, suggesting there is little evidence that the coronavirus would kill millions of people without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines.

    “Fear of Covid-19 is based on its high estimated case fatality rate—2% to 4% of people with confirmed Covid-19 have died, according to the World Health Organization and others,” the article, headlined “Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?”and written by Dr. Eran Bendavid and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, reads. “So if 100 million Americans ultimately get the disease, two million to four million could die. We believe that estimate is deeply flawed. The true fatality rate is the portion of those infected who die, not the deaths from identified positive cases.”

    The deaths from identified positive cases are “misleading” because of limited data, according to the professors.

    “If the number of actual infections is much larger than the number of cases—orders of magnitude larger—then the true fatality rate is much lower as well. That’s not only plausible but likely based on what we know so far,” the professors argued.

    The professors cited data from Iceland, China, the United States, and Italy, which is arguably the hardest-hit region when it comes to the coronavirus.


  125. @Trinity

    Bill Gates isn’t even Jewish.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    , @Herk
  126. A hoax snuggled in a fiasco cloaked in hysteria wrapped in absurdity. Today I went into the pizza place to get a panzeroti and potato wedges. I was the first customer at 3.13 pm (the place opened at 9.30 am) and the owner asked me to social distance at 6 feet. He took my dollars gripping just the edge of a \$20 note with gloved hands as if he were getting it from a diseased leper. Seeing him limping away to the oven I asked him what was the matter and he showed me a steel leg. Turns out the fellow is from Afghanistan and Russian mountain troops decided he had one leg too many and left him where they found him. Have not a clue what he is doing here but the guy is terrified of the virus. I must have looked surprised at the absurdity because he shouted ” I have to be careful”. Un effing believble

    Leaving the pizza shop and driving home there is an old lady taking a walk and a young runner coming in the opposite direction on the sidewalk. Neither was masked. Oh oh who is going to do what ? I expected the old woman to scoot out of the way but instead the runner veered off onto the lawn of a residence ploughing up turf. She got a few choice words from the owner (words that started with F, B and C) who was working in the garage.

    Give your head a shake. This virus thing with the constant daily media battering—– good sense has flown and raw emotion rules the roost.

    • Agree: St-Germain
  127. @Cyrano

    There was also a war on good sense and logic. THAT war has already been won.

  128. Video interview with the German doctor Wolfgang Wodarg who revealed WHO’s fraud in the 2009 Swine Flu false scare.
    “The current panic has nothing to do with disease or epidemics”.

    • Agree: Alfred
  129. This Swiss website provides an overview of the false statistics used to support the MSM’s panic mongering. It also provides daily updates, in ten different languages, on news from scientists and researchers whose studies show that the official MSM presentation of the dangers of the Coronavirus is either exaggerated or false. For daily updates go to the bottom of the page –

  130. Agent76 says:


    Until you know your place, you will be unable to change it.

    • Replies: @Amon
  131. Cortes says:

    Agreed about Gunther etc.

    Although the only place I felt unsafe in during a trip through Argentina, Chile and Uruguay was Montevideo. Only a few blocks away from the main drag and it was hairy stuff.

    • Replies: @Popeye
  132. Trinity says:
    @Just Passing Through

    Well he certainly looks and acts jewy. Hell, if he taint an official member of the tribe, maybe he’s a crypto. If it walks like a duck and it acts like a duck… You should know all about it, Shlomo.

  133. Trinity says:

    Damn I wish someone would take a REAL poll and give the REAL results of what the average person on the street thinks about this HOAX.

    There is some hope, people. Been talking to the “normies” out there and even the Israel is our bestest friend in the whole wide world of sports, and Trumptards are now claiming this shit is nothing but a HOAX. Hardly anyone is buying the “official narrative” the way they did with 9-11 and WMD.

    We bout to turn this mutha out, yo. We gonna turn this mutha out, we gonna turn this mutha out.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @The Grim Joker
  134. Seraphim says:

    Nobody ever gets out alive because death is the fallen mankind’s lot in life. Only God made Man got out.
    Drink wine of course, but don’t overdo it. Any medicine has the potential to become a killer.

    • Agree: Tsar Nicholas
  135. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    You guys are wearying.

  136. Here’s a bit of real life black humour for you:

    Zombie apocalypse begins? Naked man breaks India’s national virus quarantine to viciously kill woman in savage bite attack

    This virus is even thinning crowds in India:


  137. Still no North Korea in the Coronavirus charts, not even at the bottom. They must be doing something right. Did someone say that Covid-19 doesn’t recognise borders? Maybe leaky borders. Now surely if all these statesmen panicking around the world are truly interested in fighting this virus, shouldn’t they look and see why Best Korea is still 0-0 in reported cases and deaths?

  138. Herk says:
    @Just Passing Through

    “Bill Gates isn’t even Jewish.” Au contraire, mon frere:

    • LOL: Tsar Nicholas
    • Replies: @Trinity
  139. Damn. I felt like I just went through crazy land. Kudos to Ron for allowing this crazy stuff. now that is free speech.

    Now I understand why 911 questions were ignored. Too many crazies fucked it up.

    • LOL: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  140. @Greg Suburban

    You’re no expert so watch this and learn how to use logic and reason with scientific facts:

  141. Jorge Videla [AKA "i used to love the smell of napalm in the morning."] says:

    fauci himelf said in an article published thursday:

    If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.

    but this “it’s just a bad flu bro” is belied by the experience of hospitals. when’s the last time italy or nyc had a ventilator shortage? ever? or is this made up too?

    1. the old and/or infirm should isolate themselves and the rest should go about their business. why is this not obvious?

    2. the bright side is this will highlight that only about 10% of the population in the developed world does all the work.

    3. japanification will continue, precisely because this 90% redundancy can only be maintained with more and more, but at the same time, cheaper and cheaper debt and still with no inflation. and people wonder about the slowing in growth of productivity.

    4. this is what happens when autistic people (economists) get together with psychopaths (business executives and politicians) to treat abstractions of their own invention as more important than reality.

    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
  142. There are an estimated 37,000 people killed in auto accidents every year in America. That is an average of 102 a day, or roughly 3,000 per month. Another 2 million are injured, with a great many of those suffering permanent disability. Isn’t it time that we shut down the roads to everything except emergency and commercial vehicles? Someone might get hurt or die! We can prevent that from happening by having the authorities come by with tow trucks to confiscate and destroy every form of personal gas combustion or electric transportation from Monster Trucks to Motor Scooters.

    I don’t think bicycles or skateboards are safe either, so we have to make sure to get rid of those. In fact, some people can’t walk without tripping over their own feet, so we have to restrain pedestrians for their own safety. I recommend a conveyor system, composed of treadmills and escalators with attendants to assist us aboard and stationed at intervals to make certain that we don’t topple over as we’re carried along.

    • Troll: Spanky
    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  143. The Scalpel says: • Website

    I just knew you would say that

  144. In Asian countries the fatality rate is 0.3% or lower, much like a very bad flu season. The real rate is probably much lower, since so few “healthy” people are tested (the denominator is bigger, hopefully much bigger than known). These countries had draconian enforcement at their borders BEFORE the virus entered and became “community spread”, quarantining those sick or exposed. Singapore, for example, was absorbing the costs of all testing, tracking and quarantining those with or exposed to the virus. The Government publishes where these people have been, so others nearby can take precautions. Even so, in Singapore the virus seems to be spreading; they recently closed bars, discos, karaoke and there is even talk of closing schools. They are stressing social distancing; for example, only alternate tables can be used at their famous hawker centers, and tape lines have been put down for queuing at cashiers. Like Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and most Asian countries, Singapore has gone to a 14 day self quarantine for any arriving Singaporeans and work permit holders (probably a case of shutting the barn door after the livestock are gone; travel restrictions are only critical before the virus gets a foothold). For any Singaporeans who insist on continued international travel, they have taken away free medical care if they return with the virus. Their weakness is their crowded public transport (even with masks), their strength, as in most of Asia is their sense of community and respect for others.
    In contrast, the Richest Country in the History of the World sees the fiasco as a source of political, police state and stock market opportunities. Of course, where would we be without those huge donations of pulmonary ventilators by our billionaires (such as Bloomberg, Bezos, Gates and Buffet) which would save so many lives? And of course our NYers have to remain free to spread the disease without restraint!

  145. @glib

    I stand corrected. You are right. When the fundamentals are wrong, everything else is wrong.

    So now the question is how much of an increase in the normally expected number is being caused by the new Corona virus.

  146. Wally says:

    The ignorant Hopkins reveals his hand by calling people who he disagrees with “Nazis” when, as has been proven, the ‘Nazis” never did what he and his handlers allege.

    We know who butters his bread,

  147. Corvinus says:

    I’ve also talked to the normies as well. Thankfully they are not falling for your tricks.

  148. Polemos says:

    Have you ever read the Inner Chapters of the Book of Zhuangzi? What you write reminds me of the ideas, about governance or social fitness for example, explored there.

    Perhaps “enlightenment and democracy” really are the dual of “Wall Street and corporate interests”, since the corporation is a person comprising all its many parts the way each of us is a corporation comprising our many parts, organs, virtual economies, and animal spirits. What you learn about your own approach to the harmony of your own corpse/corpus/body is what you choose to learn also about the larger fractal patterns we’ve already been mirroring in our bodies. We incarnate among our own reflections, because they are what we are, our niche who shapes us.

    So because many of us who benefited, even cynically and grumpily and resentfully, are nevertheless still self-interested and unwilling to embrace our spiritual responsibilities or courtesies, we’re still here among the fullest expression of who is most like us, the Empire. A genuine democracy in our own lives would mean each getting to know what’s going on with their skin, their livers, their circulatory systems, their parasympathetic systems, their skeletons, all of these hard-working groups inside their bodies: listening to them with kindness and supporting them with nurturing and strengthening. Then go through the long self-disciplining of the ego so the whole of the body and mind become vessel of a genuine gift and opportunity. No police nor lawyers nor priests would be necessary, and originally are not.

    But, instead, we have the society’s Egos we do because we have the personal Egos we do. If we lived well, with regard, and with high spiritual values, we would not be here long and have no fear of death. The fear of death, especially pus-drenched suffocating death, drives so much of the technical success of this pandemic propaganda. CJ cuts to the presupposition that the problem is Death; this is right. Maybe people faintly remember the last few times they died and be want to go back, but hopefully more of us, who have been around the block a few times and now know better, will remember more completely. There are worse things than death, like this afterlife we’re in. 🙂

    See, it’s not so much the ungrounding from reality a person has to worry about. It’s the pervasive belief that reality is ground that gets you, because from a higher dimensional perspective, the earth is hollow and void. Isn’t that part of the comedy in Derbyshire’s post about packing n-dimensional spheres in an n-dimensional space? Even the most efficient packing leaves vastly expanding, parafinite space.

    We’re standing on dreams while laying down asleep.

  149. Trinity says:

    haha. If it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck. Notice that Gates is always GIVING to nonwhites, when does good ole saintly Mr. Gates ever give to poor white folks.

    Jewy to the core.

  150. @Trinity

    Close friends I talk to, who are not afraid to voice their opinions in private think the whole thing is overblown and a complete farce. Strangers to whom I may make a teasing comment go on and on about the danger and protecting themselves, senior citizens and so on. I get the impression they want to toe the news media line and hang with the herd because just like politicians and their helpers they dont want to be accused of being heartless and killing or being responsible for the death of the elderly. However a lot of acquaintances sympathetic as they may be to the suffering of others are now beginning to harden their hearts as they wonder how they are going to pay their bills and what the aftermath will be for them. Kindhearted as most people may be when personal survival seems at stake its every dog for himself.

    It is a bizarre situation and as I look around the reality seems far different to what we get hammered with in the media every second of every day. It is also becoming “fashionable” for the rich and famous to declare they have tested for, been diagnosed with the virus or are self quarantining. How much of this is real and how much is b/s “look I am in the same boat as you” I just dont know. I get the general impression everyone who can make a dollar or get some free publicity has jumped on the cart.

    I am weary of the whole thing. I sympathise with those who have passed on and those now suffering but personally I have had enough and cant wait for some other scandal/ drama to occupy the press.

    • Agree: Trinity
  151. Wally says:
    @Just another serf

    Great comment!

    Indeed, to clarify, the sham “Holocau\$t Industry” claims that millions upon millions of Jew & “others” human remains exist in known locations.

    In fact those remains do NOT exist.

    • Replies: @The Grim Joker
  152. Wally says:

    You mean the masks which the Obama etc. failed to restock after the swine flu epidemic?
    You mean the machines which Cuomo forgot about in a warehouse?
    The NIH had 13 Years to Prepare for Coronavirus But Still Didn’t:

    Trump’s been all over it:

    Trump’s Decisive Actions Helped Save Lives During Coronavirus Epidemic, Experts Admit:
    Team Trump entirely right on drastic action to keep coronavirus out of US :
    – much more:
    Trump’s Health Crisis Approval Ratings Top Obama’s:
    Gallup’s latest survey found that 60% of Americans approve of Mr. Trump’s handling of the coronavirus,
    Trump Approval Rating On Handling Of Coronavirus Skyrockets:
    Trump Town Hall Scores Massive Ratings:

  153. @Cowtown Rebel

    Your Mama is a Troll. What in the Hell does that mean anyway? This is an open forum, and I posted an opinion on it. Just because I don’t spend my entire life on Unz, doesn’t mean that I don’t read some of the articles. I followed Kersey over here from SBPDL, and I have been reading his columns for years. So, go back to Alfalfa and Buckwheat, and the Hal Roach Studios where you belong.

    • Replies: @Spanky
  154. @Jorge Videla

    but this “it’s just a bad flu bro” is belied by the experience of hospitals. when’s the last time italy or nyc had a ventilator shortage? ever? or is this made up too


    The bodies should be piling up, but they are not, at least not in Europe.

    If you type “euromomo” into a search engine you will come to the offical data on “excess deaths.” ie deaths over and above the normal background rate. You will see that there is no European country currently experiencing an excess death rate apart from a slight bump in Italy. That slight bump is far less than in many other weeks, both in Italy and in other European countries during the past four years.

    The excess data is shown on a weekly basis and you can slide the bottom of the map back to 2017.

  155. Spanky says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    You’ll pardon me, but did I miss an exponential increase, week by week, of automobile accidents? Will that rapidly accelerating rate of accidents fill emergency rooms and ICUs to overflowing such that no other medical emergencies can be treated? If so, my sincere apologies.

    If not, well, you’re making an apples to oranges comparison which means, in other words, a fallacious argument. One that has already been made by others and in much the same (weak and faux satirical) way.

    You argue by extension that we should ignore all the unknown risks of this virus, just as it reaches an explosive growth stage here in the states. How many are infected, right now? We don’t know. How many more will be infected? We don’t know. How many people will become seriously ill? We don’t know. How many will die as a result of being infected? We don’t know. How many will die from both Covid-19 as well as all other medical / trauma issues if local healthcare systems break down under the strain? We don’t know. What are the long term issues associated with infection and recovery, if any? We don’t know.

    How deadly is Covid-19? Well that depends on circumstances… Or in other words, we don’t know.

    What is more trollish than rationalizing your preconceived opinion in a post by focusing on a single aspect, the current number of Covid-19 dead, while ignoring all other material questions?

    Should we expect that you’ll now begin bleating about how western doctors are inflating Covid-19 deaths to pump up the numbers while simultaneously berating China for supposedly understating their Covid-19 deaths?

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  156. @Spanky

    For every case that is detected, I would conservatively estimate that there are at least ten that go without being diagnosed. For instance, if there were 191 cases in nearby Denton County, as of yesterday, then there are probably closer to 1,910 cases. With most having mild to no symptoms, many will never be counted. Of those, a whopping 3 people have expired. Yeah, they are inflating the numbers, in that they are being dishonest about the actual number of infections, because it is a huge unknown quantity. What if, instead of saying 3 people out of 191 have died, they reported that 188 survived and are doing just fine?

    Actually, if you, or anyone else, want to to spend the rest of your life in an isolation chamber wearing a hazmat suit, then that is certainly your choice. As for me, and many others, I am willing to take my chances, just as I do everyday when I get out on the highways.

    And, as you wrote, “We don’t know.” But, we sure are willing to sacrifice everything for the illusion of safety. And, we do know that the vast majority that are affected by this are going to survive it, and that the greater number of those will not have any lasting issues as a result of having contracted the virus. There have been countless numbers of people who have tested positive and either quickly recovered or never felt any symptoms at all. A few of the more notable ones include Tom Hanks, Rand Paul, Sophie Trudeau and Prince Charles.

    An epidemic of unemployment, homelessness and economic catastrophe is preferable to a relative handful of unfortunate deaths? One thing is certain, the more people that are living on the streets, the more diseases will be circulating. That may lead to an increase in hospitalizations. Also, safety will diminish in proportion to the number of desperate people who turn to crime to survive when they lose their jobs and can’t find another one.

    And, if it’s dying that we’re so terrified of, then how is citing auto accidents, that claim far more lives than this illness, comparing apples to oranges? Isn’t it death that we are trying to prevent?Then it only makes sense to shut down all of the roadways. And, yes highway deaths have been increasing. Besides, I’ve seen footage of many of those “suffering” from Coronavirus, who are just laying around twiddling their thumbs and don’t appear to be exhibiting any discomfort. A great deal of the overcrowding probably has to do with a bunch of poor, panicked people rushing off to the emergency room because they coughed or sneezed. We are a nation of over medicated hypochondriacs.

    Ventilators that they claim they can’t manufacture? This is a country that could once produce technologically advanced weapons of war by the thousands in a matter of months, but now, we are unable to make a few crummy breathing machines and some rinky dink face masks? What a crock! Our medical professionals manage to procure the resources to gallivant around the World taking care of people and fighting various outbreaks of illness. But, now, they can’t even provide for the people here in America? Balderdash!

    • Replies: @Cowboy
    , @The Grim Joker
  157. @Wally

    LOL Wally. You just dont understand. Those remains do exist in known locations but those are holy sites and thus cannot be disturbed in any search for evidence. You are really asserting that 6M people cannot possibly be buried in conglomerate space of 4 square miles ? Besides, digging up all those bones would be like punishing and killing the victims AND their still existing families twice. How can you be so cruel ? In any case if such an exhumation were to occur and they found nothing it would be too much trouble and a bureaucratic nightmare to stop all those compensation payments that will stretch into infinity made to the “victims” traumatized family members for the next 1000 years or more.

    Everyone has their beliefs Wally, some in Snow White, some in the 7 Dwarfs and other in Humpty Dumpty. Me, well I believe Scooby Doo is a real dog. So dont be a KJ and disrespect other people’s beliefs !

  158. Cowboy says:
    @Cowtown Rebel

    Society is being differentiated to two classes the desperate and computer jockeys. The desperate will live in an escape from New York dystopia and the computer jockeys are being trained to work in there personal (home) cubical in exchange for safety and any personal liberties are forfeited as they will always be under video surveillance even in their own homes which will be it’s own dystopia

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  159. I knew there was a reason I shied away from satire.

  160. @Cowtown Rebel

    Very sharp, to the point, logical, factual and well laid out commentary. There was an interesting article today in “” by Walter Williams pointing out:

    According to the Centre for Disease Control, between Oct 1/ 2019 and March 14/ 2020 the stats from the regular flu were as follows:

    -Illnesses = 38-58 million
    -Hospitalized 390,000 to 710,000
    -Deaths 23000 to 59000 or 5.9% to 8.0% of those hospitalized

    For the corona virus the stats are:

    -Cases 85356 with 1246 dead or a % death rate of 1.5%. This morning I read stats by US State of deaths to cases of 0,86%.

    When one considers road accidents as you mentioned, murders, beatings etc plus all the other viruses and sicknesses the Corona % dead pales into insignificance. Further this virus seems to be only affecting the elderly, those with existing illnesses where the immune system functions poorly and those in bad physical shape.

    I initially had a hard time understanding why all the drama but it seems to me that now there are trillions of dollars on the table the pigs are snorting up to the trough to see what they can gobble up. What this means to me is that everyone who can tout themselves and make a dollar is going to pimp this virus for all it is worth.

    I sympathize for those who passed away but a lot of businesses are right now under water, millions have no work and are unable to pay living expenses. I fear the fallout is going to be worse than the virus. Friends in South Africa told me the military has gone into the slums and told people to stay in their homes. Unfortunately the slum dwellers have told the army and police to f/off and there was not much the authorities could do about it. France has said the moslem areas are not subject to all the shutdown/ lockup/ lockdown and social distancing rules. They fear those natives will run amok and raze the city.

    What will happen here when the brothers lose their shit in the projects ? What will happen if whites lose their shit ? A hungry man is an angry man and those unable to pay the bills associated with their survival may come to a point where they feel they have nothing to lose.

    The economic destruction as of today is something to behold and the powers that be talk about reopening in June and July ? I want to see how this is going to fall out. Things will get very interesting before they go back to normal.

    Another interesting thing I have observed is that the everyday man is a softie. He goes down for the count seconds into the first round of a 15 round match. Whether a situation is for real or a sham it takes a man with a hard body and hard mind to overcome all and triumph. I am afraid those men are in a minority these days.

    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  161. @Astuteobservor II

    I have just read these last 3 columns (on the Kung Flu) by Mr. Hopkins and was excited to find a new good writer to read here. Then I went back one or two more and found out he’s some kind of Bernie fan, and, my view is pretty much the opposite of the “astute” guy here.

    This article is great stuff. I’m afraid that I’ll read some major BS from this writer once he gets off this topic.

    Anyway, very nice job on this one, C.J. This Infotainment Panic-Fest has become a Socialist’s wet dream.

  162. @Cowboy

    As a child, I never much liked the Jetsons. Now, I know why. Have you noticed that the movies depicting the future are either showing people in an anti-septic environment wearing matching spandex, or they’re draped in tattered rags, scavenging in a post apocalyptic ruin? Or, the former are battling with, trying to exterminate, or isolating themselves from the latter?

    Personally, I think that I would prefer to be in the latter category. The spandex people look just too sterile and uniform. Mad Max seems much cooler than the future that Bill and Ted were whisked away to by Rufus. At least the outcasts retain a measure of individuality and freedom. These were founding American principles that we seem willing to sacrifice without the slightest consideration as to what that actually means to our ability to live as we choose. “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety.”

    But, yeah, this seems like a victory for the Home Workers, Shut Ins, Welfare Parasites, Couch Potatoes, Faux Disability Recipients, Cyberbeings, Curmudgeons, Cellar Dwellers, Attic Haunters, Game Boys, Online Shoppers, Hub Grubbers, and the Socially Awkward. I’ve called it a Bland New World.

    • Agree: Cowboy
  163. @The Grim Joker

    Thanks, Joker. You mentioned murders. I watch Forensic Files, and one thing that I noticed is how many people kill their spouses, and even their children, for the life insurance. Shouldn’t either marriage or life insurance be banned to avoid these possibilities? What are the percentages? Isn’t one in a half a million, one too many?

    You also speculated about where the money is going? I looked into Dr. Fauci and found the following information that you may find interesting.

    In 2010, Dr. Fauci was blaming deaths from HIV/AIDS on fear and stigma:

    In 2014, Dr. Fauci was downplaying the problem of Illegal Immigration and over stating the threat posed by Ebola. “I wouldn’t be worrying about Illegal Immigrants coming from Southern Borders when we have an issue right now with Ebola in West Africa.”

    Here’s an example of the kind of power the Dr. Fauci wields. In 1984, when he took over the NIAID, the annual budget was approximately 357 million dollars. By 2003, in less than twenty years under his direction, the amount had increased to 3.9 billion. That increase from 357 million to 3.9 billion is roughly an eleven fold increase, or the equivalent of adding an additional 357 million every year and a half. Where has that money been going?

    Again in 2019, we see Dr. Fauci back on his favorite pet project, the HIV/AIDS LGBQT lobby. He states that there are 1.1 million Americans living with AIDS, with 38,000 new cases every year, and that the disease is most prevalent among homosexual men. Why isn’t he recommending that they be quarantined?

    This site contains an interesting fact: There are 3007 counties in the U. S., but more than half of the new HIV infections in 2016-2017 occurred in 48 of those plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Shouldn’t those locations be under quarantine?

    It seems clear to me that this man has a massively inflated budget that he has to attempt to legitimize. So, naturally, anything that might serve to lessen it is resisted. Such as, letting people get back to work and allowing them to go on with their lives. Quarantines, testing, medical equipment, multiple briefings each day, and other associated expenditures guarantee that more money will come his way. My guess is that a great deal of it will be diverted from the faux Corona crisis and find its way into the bottomless HIV/AIDS Research pit.

    This site states that the current budget allocated to the NIAID for fiscal year 2020 is 5,885,470. The small asterisk denotes that \$50,000,000 is set aside for combating antimicrobial resistance (antibiotics) and \$60,000,000 is earmarked for the development of universal influenza vaccines. This is 1/5 or 20% of their allotment. I am to assume that the other 4/5 or 80% goes to administrative costs?

    It was long ago suggested that the pharmaceutical companies largely stopped manufacturing antibiotics in favor of maintenance drugs, because the money is in controlling a condition, not in curing it.

    Take a look at this creature, (((Dr. Levine))), that specializes in adolescent care. It is apparently a leading authority on the Corona Virus as well, and serves as the Physician General for the State of Pennsylvania!

    We are being had on a global level. Expect the social distances and crowd limits to be a new norm. This is the final stages of the implementation of a New World Order. Once, Sickos like Dr. Levine have served their purpose of undermining the moral fabric of our society, they will be quickly disposed of. Communist and totalitarian regimes have never had much use for the mentally ill once they’ve been used to wreak havoc and facilitate their rise to power.

    • Replies: @J. R. Chloupek
  164. smaragdus says:

    Totally agree! The scheme is obvious- create a virus, make everything possible to spread it, imprison the population, cancel all rights, instill panic, fear, hysteria, destroy the economy, collapse the society, make life unbearable, make the government fail, cause chaos, violence and riots and make the citizenry willingly accept the new world order and the one world government which will have total control of mankind.

  165. @Cowtown Rebel

    Hey, Cowtown Rebel, remember me from our Occidental Dissent convo about the French Yellow Vest protests? Excellent investigation of the 52 year (!!!) government hack Dr. Fauci’s empire-building on the government dime. I have been commenting on the ongoing posts by OD’s host, Hunter Wallace a/k/a Brad Griffin on corvid-19, with myself suggesting we take everything the ” medical professionals ” say sceptically because they inevitably have a material interest in fear porn for dollars, and the politicians have a material interest in testing the limits of how totalitarian they can be in the name of public health. Brad seems to believe things will return to normal once the situation has passed. I do not. I see TPTB noting the mass acquiesce to their ” decrees” and “executive orders” and using the same rationale to dictate climate change laws, gun confiscation, and other policy choices under the public health rationale. A pure dictatorship, accepted by normies and enforced by law enforcement and the military. Resistance is necessary now before the change is irreversible.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
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  166. @J. R. Chloupek

    Yes, I remember you from O.D. I hope you are weathering the storm well. I’ve stopped posting on O.D., because the message board is so toxic and Brad seems to delay my comments. I really don’t know what to make of him. I can’t see things returning to normal after this. It’s clear that many of the politicians want to use this “crisis” for the very purposes which you’ve outlined. Governor Cuomo may be a presidential contender, and he has said that he doesn’t want to see things go back to the way they were, and neither does “The Squad,” or Pelosi, or this Dr. Fauci creep. And, I suspect, nor do the Republicans. It just seems all too convenient. Everything that they’ve wanted delivered under the guise of a “killer flu” that paralyzes the population into blind obedience.

    When people have scoffed at the idea of governments cooperating to usher in a New World Order, I’ve reminded them that Russian and China are now both members of the U. N. and that we no longer exercise the kind of control over it that we once did. The international tribunals decide what is legal according to a multi-national consensus. In recent years, it seems that we do not hold as much sway over these matters, and for too long, we held too much. There’s a lot of resentment that has built up against us. In addition, you have the World Trade Organization that regulates what products countries can manufacture and export. Also, the International Monetary Fund redistributing wealth, and the World Bank making decisions regarding credit ratings and loans. Finally, you have the World Health Organization declaring life and death emergencies and legitimizing martial law. Should any real social disorder erupt, I could easily envision Pakistanis and Venezuelans wearing Blue Helmets, directed by Russian and Chinese Generals, being deployed to keep the peace on American streets. U. N. intervention has already been suggested as a remedy for Chicago’s gang violence.

    Essentially, you have all of the pieces in place, with the exception of the spirit of individuality and freedom that is uniquely experienced in the West. Eastern peoples have always been conforming in dress, conduct, mannerisms, and customs. We did not used to be as easily controlled as we seem to be now. Cell Phone Zombies? What made everyone suddenly rush out and buy up all of the toilet paper?

    I am, in many ways, a minimalist, and I can get by on a very slim margin. But, I don’t really want to be in the predicament that a great many of us seem destined for. The resistance may manifest itself once the hunger pangs begin to intensify. Take good care of yourself, J. R., and those who are important to you.

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  167. @Cowtown Rebel

    Hello again, Cowtown Rebel. Thank you for your best wishes, I definitely hope you are weathering the situation as well. I am fortunate in that my wife and I both are able to work at home (We are both attorneys, and so the system considers us essential. Go figure), and my youngest children who are in school work in restaurants that likewise continue in operation. So we are not without resources going forward.
    As far as OD is concerned, its host has seemingly gone native, as have many of its commenters, in blind acceptance of the Establishment story on corvid-19 and the need to destroy jobs to save us from from a mostly theoretical harm. They all smear those of us who ask questions as conspiracy theorists rather than engage in a discussion of the underlying facts, taking on faith that all will be well once lockdowns are lifted, but never addressing HOW LONG before people’s lives are permanently altered beyond redemption.
    I fear that if the majority of citizens accept without question the blatantly unconstitutional deprivation of freedom being imposed, the Oligarchs and their paid lackeys will take that as a signal to do whatever they want in the future, and America will become the overt dictatorship the rest of the world always was, even the so-called democratic countries. As always, no one can get beyond their own vision of the good life to cooperate with others of a different overall vision who nonetheless share a specific concern to fight the powers that be. So I worry that going forward this “crisis” will once more solidify the hold of the secure few over the insecure many.
    Anyway, once more, peace to you and yours, CW (Cowtown as in Dallas-Fort Worth)?

  168. Vojkan says:

    Well, it’s not exactly a ‘war on death’. They don’t mind people dying. They just don’t want them to die at the same time. E.g., where I am, in Serbia, the government won’t mind if the elderly die of pneumonia contracted while waiting in line outside a grocer’s shop at 4 A.M. and 0°C on a Sunday morning. As long as they can boast that they saved them from Covid-19.

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  169. Popeye says:

    I have never visited B.A. or Rio or Montevideo or Santiago or Asuncion or Lima or Caracas or Bogota or Brasilia or elsewhere in South America…I’m an old man so maybe never. But old books are good to visit places we may never see!&!

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