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Homo homini lupus est, said Plautus. Our new masters beat the old Roman comic dramatist at his game by establishing Homo homini toxic est as the new norm. They have trained us to be afraid of each other, to wear masks, to keep social distance, or even better, to stay home. They prefer it this way, with us locked away, out of their way, ordering things by Internet and forfeiting our homes to digital debt collectors. A junkie would sooner part with his syringe than they would drop their lockdowns. For a while, we entertained the hope that they might end their morbid preoccupation with our health after a month or two. Now we know better.

Even if they decide that Covid-19 was eradicated, they have the next virus already lined up. There is a worthy candidate, a new strain of swine flu called G4 and they have great hopes that it has the potential for triggering a pandemic. If it fails the test (as all the predecessors did) they will find another one, don’t worry. The law of supply and demand is on their side. There are so many viruses, and so many gullible people who are pathologically unable to doubt whatever the New York Times says, that this music will never end.

The First Wave is history; the Second Wave is upon us, and throughout it all we are kept in isolation, with small breaks to forestall saturation. The Chinese, the fathers of lockdown (they pioneered it late January) have already locked down Beijing again. California is back under self-imposed siege; Moscow will return in the autumn. Israel is preparing a new lockdown to justify to the settlers its avoidance of the much-advertised land grab. The French have to wear masks, and so do New Yorkers. England has fewer deaths than ever this June, but English kids now think that social distancing is normal; they have learned that men are toxic to each other. Turkey improved the idea by letting people work weekdays and locking them in their homes on weekends. In the US, the riots during the lulls between lockdowns are supposed to convince us that to stay home is best for all.

There are good practical reasons for this strategy, and they have nothing to do with epidemics. It is the Digital Revolution, as I wrote, and such a transformative process takes a much longer time than a few months. Indeed, the Bloomberg Silicon Valley High Tech Index steadily grows, promising a 42 percent annual return (compare that with a negative rate on cash deposits). Lockdowns (not disease) provide the disaster that Disaster Capitalism needs to run its course. The lockdowns are an Americanised version of the Shock Doctrine, says Mike Whitney.

State structures, Intel agencies and security also like it, for the pandemic panic allows them to introduce a system of total surveillance. They do it by stealth, claiming they won’t spy on us when the danger is over; but as all smartphones are already equipped with relevant applications the surveillance net draws ever tighter. They support lockdowns to control our society.

As we look deeper into the unfolding disaster we notice features more designed to instil paranoia than profit and peeping should require. If you spell ‘Covid’ in Hebrew letters and read it from right to left, as Hebrew words are read, you will get דיבוק, “Dibouk”, the demon of the Cabbalists, the evil spirit likely to enter and possess a person suffering from ‘emotional intensification’, noted Bogdan Herzog, a Romanian mystic from Timisoara. Dibouk is a popular figure of Jewish folklore, the subject of plays and films. Herzog’s analysis continues: maybe the analogy with demonic possession is not superficial but profound. What if COVID is more psychological than biological? Perhaps through extreme fear induction (“emotional intensification”), people behave ‘as if’ possessed by the Dibouk? They certainly seem to act as though mesmerized, unthinkingly obeying the conflicting demands of the authorities and accepting unprecedented limitations on individual freedom.

That sounds bad enough, but Herzog takes it one step further: Perhaps the problem is not of psychological but of a spiritual nature, as the Jewish Cabbalists insist, and the only possible cure is a kind of exorcism? Perhaps for this very reason the churches were primary targets during the lockdown? Indeed churches were closed both in the East and in the West for the first time ever, even while shops were open. The Lutheran Church of Sweden had its churches open for services, but the most important function, the communion, was stopped. This is a most deadly spiritual attack, for the continuous divine sacrifice of the Eucharist sustains the very existence of society. “Is this the real reason Eucharist was forbidden during lockdown?” – asks Herzog. If the churches were open and communion given, the evil Dibouk would be gone.

(As it happened, the only Christian Orthodox country that had communion this last Easter was Belarus, a small East-European state led by the indomitable Mr Alexander Lukashenko, a.k.a. the “Last Dictator of Europe”. Some years ago I was accused of providing him with secrets about the American meddling in the Belarus elections. Though it was a false allegation, it is well known that both the Americans and the Russians meddled in Belarus, considering Lukashenko too stubborn and fiercely independent for their likes. Both Russians and Americans wanted to loot Belarus, buy their industries and take over their agriculture; Lukashenko told them no. Belarus is the only ex-Soviet state that was not de-industrialised, privatised and broken up; the only one that didn’t send waves of economic refugees to work abroad. Putin was reportedly envious that Lukashenko dared to take communion at Easter and had his military parade on VE-day, while Moscow followed WHO advice by closing churches, postponing the parade and locking the city down; however last week Putin and Lukashenko apparently made up and unveiled the memorial to Soviet soldiers at Rzhev, the “Verdun of WWII”, together.)

This idea of a spiritual enemy had occurred to me 20 years ago when I wrote:


“For two hundred years or more, Christendom tried to live without God. Some denied His existence, some didn’t, but believers and unbelievers explained our existential problems without appealing to God’s presence in the Universe. Occam’s Razor rules: ‘Do not multiply entries beyond necessity’. That is why we do not usually appeal to spiritual categories while explaining mundane events.

While we relaxed in our totally material world, another principle of medieval logic, the Law of Manifestation, was preparing to ambush us. This law decrees that ‘an existing entity will eventually manifest itself’. A non-manifesting entity could be called non-existent as well, without loss.

Theoretically, a believing man should be prepared to observe a manifestation of the spiritual world, of God and of the evil Forces. Practically, we refused to believe in such a possibility. While we turned away from God’s presence, and screened Him out of our life, we have helped His adversary at the checkerboard. Now, his influence and plans have become palpable. The latest developments in human history, gratuitous destruction of nature, and war against the spirit can’t be plausibly explained by rational material causes. Beyond all-too-human figures of big corporations, beyond capitalised Greed, beyond the paradigm of Domination, the faceless Destroyer has made his appearance as Lord Darth Vader on the captive planet.”

You do not have to be a mystically inclined scholar to come to similar conclusions. There is a Moscow-based group of interdepartmental scholars dealing with advanced aspects of modern warfare. (This group was established by disciples of Vladimir Lefebvre, a remarkable man who worked for both Russian MoD and the Pentagon. I met him a few years ago at some exotic get-together on a Greek island). The leader of the group told me: “You may consider Covid a fake pandemic but it is a full-fledged psychogenic plague on a Biblical scale. We didn’t do it, but somebody did”.

A ‘psychogenic plague’ is just mass hysteria on an unprecedented scale. St Vitus’ Dance, or choreomania is an example, and it was cured with exorcism. It occurred in the Middle Ages, but since then there have been many outbreaks of MPI (mass psychogenic illness), though none so universally acknowledged as such. Yet we still do not understand the workings of this illness. Some symptoms of Covid infection are identical to MPI symptoms; they also coincide with the symptoms of mild chlorine poisoning that one may acquire in a recently disinfected space. In Moscow, where the City Hall ordered the disinfection of apartment houses and public spaces with chlorine twice daily, many people complained of sore throat, irritated eyes and difficulty breathing. They were usually taken to Covid-hospitals and beefed up the Covid statistics. The same symptoms are usual for MPI. This could explain why the tests were so indecisive. WHO recommends that people with such symptoms be ‘presumed positive’. Presence of any coronavirus (and there are many sorts of these usually harmless viruses all around us) is now considered sterling proof of Covid.

We might think of the Covid pandemic as MPI on a global scale, riding upon a moderate viral infection. Its ‘success’ can be explained by multiple forces seizing the opportunity, among them, infernal forces. God unites people together in His Church; the devil wants to separate people from each other and from God. The Covid pandemic is a great separator: for months people have lived separate from their kin; old men live and die alone without benefit of sacrament and are buried without last rites. Perhaps the recently acquired ability of the military to induce fear and cause MPI on a large scale is a part of a demonic plan.

There are people who think we have it too good. They think we did nothing to deserve our high civilisation. They think we shouldn’t be able to afford food, the roof above our heads and other goodies. This is the view of some very wealthy people. They are annoyed at seeing Tom, Dick and Harry going to Acapulco and eating in a restaurant, instead of being at their beck and call. They want to lower our income and raise the cost of living. They are willing to fund anyone who calls for more austerity.

Now they support lockdowns, claiming that it is the best way to fight disease. Yesterday they were calling on us to shut down industry in order to save the climate. Today these same people are still trying to reduce us to poverty, this time for the sake of Covid. Greta Thunberg and her followers welcome the lockdown because it will force people to live in bankruptcy and scarcity.

While rich Malthusians support this progress towards austerity, not all participants in the movement share or understand their goals. There is a streak of noble sacrifice built into human nature, and many of Greta’s followers indulge in that. Mortification of the flesh, fasts, and the denial of gratification are as human as hedonism. Andrew Joyce recently reminded us of the Flagellants, the masochistic movement who rose and fell with the medieval epidemics. Shi’a Muslims still practice flagellation on an annual basis. In normal European society the Great Lent before Easter was sufficient to satisfy this need for suffering, but now, as Lent fades into abeyance, this unfulfilled psychological need plays into the hands of the self-destructive supporters of lockdown.

China is a separate case. The Chinese were the first to practice lockdown to fight their infections in 2009 and in January 2020. Their example was all-important to set the trend. However, Chinese mores are different from ours. In their lockdowns they sealed off the doors of the apartments and even welded the gates. The idea of human dignity is quite foreign to them. They are great people in their own way, but rather extreme, as their Four Pests Campaign, an attempt to eliminate sparrows, etc. shows. I would not blame it on communism, for anti-communist China (Taiwan) was even more cruel than the mainland. People who complain about the ‘Chicom’ mistreatment of the Uygur (who are exceedingly tough) might consider the Kuomintang Chinese genocide of the Taiwan Natives.


Face recognition, genetic databases and a social credit system may be fine for China. Being the very opposite of a neo-con, I do not accept R2P, the White Man’s Burden and a duty to impose freedom upon them. May the Chinese live the way that suits their Confucian souls, but I hope to God I’ll never have to fit myself into their system. For them, locking down millions of citizens is easier than for our rulers to raise the VAT by one point. The problem is that Western security agencies love the Chinese way of life and very much wish to import it like any other Chinese gadget.

Lockdowns are not necessary. The best proof of this is not Belarus or Sweden, though both managed fine with very little government interference. The best proof is Gaza, the narrow strip of land in the Eastern Mediterranean, a home for two million Palestinians. This poor besieged slice of Palestine had only recently its first Corona victim, an 80-year old lady who arrived last week very sick from Egypt. That’s all, folks! Two million people living in unhealthy poverty and density without any lockdown or social distancing lived through the great Muslim feast of Eid el-Fitr, and didn’t suffer one outbreak of Covid. Watch this short video of joyful Gaza at the feast and envy them! These poor people locked in by the Israelis for 14 years are freer than the prosperous Israelis and Saudis who locked themselves down.

Covid is an epidemic of fear. Where is no fear, there is no Covid. However, let the response be a matter of personal choice. Whoever wants to lock himself in, to seclude and withdraw from society, let him. But we must deny the state’s right to lock us down. Americans are proud of their Second Amendment, of their right to own guns; but did their guns prevent their mayors from ordering them into indefinite detention for no crime? For Russians, Europeans and other nations it is also the time to forbid lockdowns. If and when there is an outbreak of disease, let it be treated as it always was. Whoever considers himself ‘vulnerable’ let him decide what to do about it. But no lockdowns, no masks, no social distance or other measures can be forced onto free people.

While we still have elections in our countries, let us make it the litmus test in the coming election campaigns. Let’s support only those who promise never to infringe on personal rights, and reject everyone who demands that we all be locked down “for the greatest good”. Make every election, everywhere, from 2020 onwards, an election about personal freedom. Perhaps we should establish the world-wide movement dedicated to this very goal.

Israel Shamir can be reached at [email protected]

This article was written with the assistance of Paul Bennett and first published at The Unz Review.

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  1. Odd but even. Thanks, Adam.

  2. Pandemics have existed since men begun to live in cities. Before that, if a virus killed a few people who lived together, it would also disappear. Some experts believe that cities fell because of pandemics and not because of attacks from enemies. In the Middle Ages people already knew that they could take measures against pandemics like the ones we take nowadays.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  3. Tsigantes says:

    Thanks Mr. Shamir. The truth as usual!

    • Agree: Alternate History
  4. HPLCguru says:

    Very good article on the power to create a “psychogenic plague” which may be the same as “mass hysteria”. Wouldn’t a great example be the college students and other of the same age demanding safe spaces and stuffed animals be an example of mass hysteria?

  5. Don’t be a Maskuck or Maskochist.

  6. I eagerly await your articles Mr. Shamir, and read them all with great appreciation. But damn it, you confound me each time. Nonetheless, many thanks!

  7. I have a degree in Experimental Psychology and the whole premise of this article is pure bunk propaganda and nothing scientific whatsoever. The author is attempting to claim that SARS-2-nCoV-19 is psychogenically manifesting whereas we all know that ICUs worldwide have been inundated with case load that has overloaded Tertiary Care Hospitals on a global scale.

    Psychogenic contagion is only occurring via MSM and so-called ‘social media’.


  8. If it’s biowarfare, it can’t be a hoax. If it’s a hoax, it can’t be biowarfare. As usual, you people want it both ways.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @haha
  9. Owen C. says:

    I used to believe the official Coronavirus narrative until St. Floyd died and the so-called “experts” said it was OK to go to BLM riots in spite of Corona.

    On another note, Bald and Bankrupt (a YouTuber I follow) recently posted to his Instagram that he had been inactive due to coming down with Corona.

    Should also point out that the Corona situation has led to a “Bantustanification” of Melbourne, where several parts of the Western Suburbs of that city have been locked down, as well as some public housing towers.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  10. Bro43rd says:

    Bravo, Mr Shamir. It is indeed time to establish a worldwide movement based on reasoned individuality instead of emotional groupthink.

    • Agree: Montefrío
    • Replies: @DOUBTFUL
  11. While I’m not convinced that, of itself, corona is a manifestation of MPI, I certainly appreciate validation of the reality of the spiritual realm.

    Others may refer to it as the “paranormal,” inexplicable fields of energy or life forces. Personally, I find denial of the same more difficult. It’s as if I’d be compelled to accept the proposition that the cosmos, with all of its intricately interdependent facets, is the mere by-product of deaf, dumb, blind, lifeless and unconscious particles randomly colliding, assembling, and dissembling with no rhyme or reason to it.

    There’s another aspect to this as well …

    Time and again, we hear westerners — both American and European — asking, “How did we allow the Jews to gain so much control?”

    When one rejects sorcery/black magic as mere myth, it becomes all the more difficult to answer that question. The Muslim world certainly affirms its reality. Djinn are spirit beings created from smokeless fire who can be conjured and commanded. The process of so doing typically necessitates a rite of fealty to the Accursed — from whom I seek protection in God.

    Of Jews and their sorcery, Mr. Unz — channeling Israel Shahak, in part — has written

    Furthermore, religious Jews apparently pray to Satan almost as readily as they pray to God, and depending upon the various rabbinical schools, the particular rituals and sacrifices they practice may be aimed at enlisting the support of the one or the other. Once again, so long as the rituals are properly followed, the Satan-worshippers and the God-worshippers get along perfectly well and consider each other equally pious Jews, merely of a slightly different tradition. …

    Another fascinating aspect is that up until very recent times, the lives of religious Jews were often dominated by all sorts of highly superstitious practices, including magical charms, potions, spells, incantations, hexes, curses, and sacred talismans, with rabbis often having an important secondary role as sorcerers, and this even remains entirely true today among the enormously influential rabbis of Israel and the New York City area. …

    If these ritualistic issues constituted the central features of traditional religious Judaism, we might regard it as a rather colorful and eccentric survival of ancient times. But unfortunately, there is also a far darker side, primarily involving the relationship between Jews and non-Jews, with the highly derogatory term goyim frequently used to describe the latter. To put it bluntly, Jews have divine souls and goyim do not, being merely beasts in the shape of men. Indeed, the primary reason for the existence of non-Jews is to serve as the slaves of Jews, with some very high-ranking rabbis occasionally stating this well-known fact. In 2010, Israel’s top Sephardic rabbi used his weekly sermon to declare that the only reason for the existence of non-Jews is to serve Jews and do work for them. The enslavement or extermination of all non-Jews seems an ultimate implied goal of the religion.

    It’s my firm conviction that, until the west experiences a revival of God-consciousness, it will remain ever beset and debilitated by the darker forces of this world.

    May its revival come soon at that.

  12. Quinsat says:
    @Robert White

    ‘I have a degree in…’ Stopped reading there.

    • LOL: Truth
  13. refl says:

    It’s my firm conviction that, until the west experiences a revival of God-consciousness, it will remain ever beset and debilitated by the darker forces of this world.

    I very much appreciate the author’s mention of Gaza. It is obvious that the virus only affects societies devoid of real trouble, thus keenly separating the spiritually amputated from Humans deserving to be called such.

    Just this week I rode past a quarantined housing block in this country of mine. Fences had been built right in front of the doors and the inhabitants (poor migrant workers, for the authorities would not try this out neither on the settled society concsious of their rights, nor on the tougher immigrants).
    So, if China leads the way, European countries are right on track.

    I have spent the better part of twenty years lecturing people on democracy and all that stuff, and for a long time I have come to the conclusion that the people don’t have any idea of their freedom. This might be a worthy lesson to teach them.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  14. DOUBTFUL says:

    The only way this ‘movement of reasoned individuality’ may ever succeed.. is IF simultaneously a peaceful movement of many individuals would arise to “tar & feather” the traitorous participants of the fake mockingbird media, by shaming, calling out, (even doxxing & picketing their homes, if virulent like Cuomo) exposing, on a global massive scale, their evil perfidy of mass indoctrination, so they’ll be at least too scared to continue their “profession”. BUT I guess that will never happen, as even here at UNZ their words get repeated & quoted & thus legitimised as standard of global thought. Unless their media get sufficiently demonised.. your movements are futile.

  15. Truth3 says:

    More from Unz on the subject…

    Over the years prominent Israeli rabbis have sometimes publicly debated whether Jewish power has now become sufficiently great that all the Christian churches of Jerusalem, Bethleham, and other nearby areas can finally be destroyed, and the entire Holy Land completely cleansed of all traces of its Christian contamination. Some have taken this position, but most have urged prudence, arguing that Jews needed to gain some additional strength before they should take such a risky step. These days, many tens of millions of zealous Christians and especially Christian Zionists are enthusiastic advocates for Jews, Judaism, and Israel, and I strongly suspect that at least some of that enthusiasm is based upon ignorance.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  16. Excellent article, Mr. Shamir! God bless you!

  17. GMC says:

    Who ever made this virus, has the ability to spread it around , if the humans aren’t spreading to one another fast enough. And / or they can add excellerators to the environment. With over a hundred Bioweapons labs around the Planet – it’s a no brainer on who is doing this — yet no one is going after the bio terrorists – just like they aren’t going after anyone , in the elitist clubs of the NWO. The only diplomats and politicians that are dying from this virus – are in the East – { excluding Israel } – this should narrow down – who is really weaponizing viruses and spreading them. But who wants to go after the real terrorists – when those monument/ statue criminals are so easy to find.

  18. Dumbo says:

    Interesting article, but what freedom? Westerners have had their countries invaded by hordes of Muslims, Mongols, Africans, Asians, all against the wish of the majority. They are more voluntarily giving special rights to blacks, gays and transexuals while losing their own. They are increasingly being controlled by new technologies and new mental manipulation techniques.

    If there’s a demonic “psychogenic disease” released, it’s not so much Covid, it is Progressivism, which is much more destructive in the long run.

    But Shamir is right that the abandonment of Christianity as a traditional religion had a part in that, because a people without a strong religion or tradition become defenceless against that sort of attack. Now we understand that religion and its attendant sexual morality is a way to protect the fabric of society.

    • Agree: Thomasina
  19. @Robert White

    we all know that ICUs worldwide have been inundated with case load that has overloaded Tertiary Care Hospitals on a global scale.

    We all know nothing of the sort. What we have in the UK, Germany, Brazil, the US and elsewhere are empty hospitals and the shut down of routine medical treatment for serious conditions like cancer.

  20. Thomasina says:

    “It’s my firm conviction that, until the west experiences a revival of God-consciousness, it will remain ever beset and debilitated by the darker forces of this world.

    May its revival come soon at that.”

    I never thought the day would come when I would agree with such a statement, but here I am, and I do. The articles I’ve read here at Unz have probably influenced me some, but there is something deeper, coming from within, that tells me you are right.

    Maybe the straying far away from home is necessary. Maybe you have to get far enough away and so fragmented before the hole and the emptiness become visible. Society is acting on emotion because it is lacking a father.

  21. Emily says:

    Muzzles are for dogs.
    Those who wear them are accepting their place in society in obedient subservience.
    Not me.
    I am a human being, not a psychologically whipped fear ravaged hound.

  22. Emily says:
    @Robert White

    My son was involved at a high level on the non medical side of hospitals etc.
    He visited many in his job including the nightingale hospitals.
    London Nightingale had 48 patients full stop.
    Birmingham never opened it appears.
    The private hospitals which the government paid a fee for – millions – were empty.
    Most other hospitals never under stress.
    Ventilators – death masks.
    It was a scam.
    But watch now the real result.
    The sufferings of really sick people denied medical care – suffer agony and die in their thousands.
    This was an inglorious hoax.
    Deliberate culling or a total cock up – take your pick.
    And I voted Tory
    All you can say is Labour would have been a thousand worse.

    • Thanks: Tsar Nicholas
  23. GeeBee says:

    But no lockdowns, no masks, no social distance or other measures can be forced onto free people.

    ‘Freedom’ (together with ‘Democracy’) are just buzz-words with which the Masters of the Universe try to persuade the poor masses (and all too successfully, alas) that ‘all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds’. This, of course, was the message that Leibnitz tried to sell us 250 years ago. In this regard we might well ask ‘where is Voltaire with his Candide when we need him?’ Mr Shamir does a reasonable job, but I have to say that I prefer Voltaire’s take on religion.

    In any case, we have, since March, seen this illusion of ‘freedom’ exposed for what it is – and more especially, for what it is not.

  24. Alvin says:

    Another remarkable piece by Mr. Shamir. Tragic, funny, and powerful. The last several paragraphs like a Godfather finale.

    May we never, ever, lockdown again.

  25. @Robert White

    … whereas we all know that ICUs worldwide have been inundated with case load that has overloaded Tertiary Care Hospitals on a global scale.

    Two words: Dancing Doctors.

    Dude, ICUs are overwhelmed on Friday and Saturday nights and nights with full moons in good times. The ICU/A&E system is so thinly resourced in most of the West that it takes very little to overwhelm it.

    The SARS-2 Coronavirus is a vicious variant of the common cold (20% of all common colds are coronaviridae), this is little more than a bad flu season in terms of excess deaths, and it has been turned into the psyop Shamir says it is.

  26. Dana Cook says:

    With their immune systems devastated by HyperCarbonitis and Trump Derangement Syndrome, folks were easy prey for a mass psychogenic illness.

    • Agree: Sya Beerens
  27. Another awesome essay, Israel Shamir. In our Western pandemic of pure unadulterated materialism, it takes uncommon courage to acknowledge the other half of life that our ancestors knew. As you say, the shenanigans we are witnessing now will certainly continue to vex us until we finally rediscover our spiritual essence.

    Pierre Theilhard de Chardin, priest, scientist, cosmologist and grand nephew of Voltaire, reminded us, We are not just human beings who are having a spiritual experience but spiritual beings who are having the experience of being men. For insights like that his own progressive Jesuit order censored much of his writings.

    Your own thoughts on that crucial matter should resonate powerfully among all authentic Christians, Jews and Moslems. Good work, Shamir. High time we all get busy trying to turn the squalid modern world right side up again.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  28. geokat62 says:

    … with the highly derogatory term goyim…

    Just noticed this admission by Unz and wondered, if the translation of goyim as “nations” is correct, why it would be considered highly derogatory. Perhaps there is a different translation of the term?

  29. Emslander says:
    @Robert White

    I have a degree in Experimental Psychology

    We all have degrees in some or other bullshit subject. It’s required. It’s a wonder, then, that you don’t understand that psychogenic diseases are capable of filling emergency rooms. They’re probably more effective than real diseases because they don’t require real pathogens.

  30. anon[158] • Disclaimer says:

    Self harm is strictly forbidden in Islam. No “Shia” Imam, son of Ali, ever walked around whipping themselves with chains because of Hussein. His son, the 4th Imam, gave us the Muslim Pslams in response to the pain of his father’s martyrdom. Btw, what was it Nassrullah said to Lebanese Shia regarding acting like confused pagans?

    Don’t you ever dare again speak for Muslims, Islam, or Shia of Ali.

    You don’t like Islam? OK, let’s try the Gita. What does Krishna say in Gita about those who harm themselves? It clearly states that these ignorant souls are actually hungering for PAIN (which is demonic, btw) thinking they are ‘worshipping’.

    What sort of a toxic “spiritual” person goes around pushing for self harm as remedy for mass hysteria? Are we to regress to Dark Ages too?

    I do understand that for a Jew (and that rhymes with you) having blood and killing and gore mixed with worship is perfecto as it says in the Jewish funny papers aka “Jewish Scripture” but then again we “Nations” do not worship _your blood thirsty national god_, do we?

    Now let’s consider your mixing “cabalistic” “spiritualism” with “Churches”. Cabala is “Magick” and is as anti-Christ a POV as possible. Jesus showed the path of ascetic making wine from water using nothing but prayer, good works, and perfect trust in God. No “magick” rituals required.

    Btw, for those of you who claim to be followers of Christ, instructions for what is expected of you during these times are spelled out in the Gospels. I suggest you review them.

    • Replies: @Shamil
  31. onebornfree says: • Website

    “Let’s support only those who promise never to infringe on personal rights, and reject everyone who demands that we all be locked down “for the greatest good”. Make every election, everywhere, from 2020 onwards, an election about personal freedom. Perhaps we should establish the world-wide movement dedicated to this very goal.”

    Which automatically eliminates Trump,[“the supposed lesser of two evils”] and the rest of Republicans, as well as all of the Democrats.

    Socialist /big government/ scumbags, every last one of them [including Trump]. Fuck em all.

    To the best of my knowledge, the only person in recent history who has promised anything like what you propose [which boils down to a constitutionally limited government “small enough to fit in your bathroom”, with no income tax, no CIA, no FBI, no Federal Reserve, no Dept. of Education etc. etc.] ,that I am aware of was/is the late, great, Harry Browne, back in 1996.

    His remains the only campaign for president I’ve ever supported, and at this time I see no one on the horizon who promises anything even close to what he proposed back then. R.I.P. Harry. You are sorely missed.

    See Harry Browne’s “Why Government Doesn’t Work”:

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” Robert LeFevere

    “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic” H.L.Mencken

    “Regards”, onebornfree

  32. ANON[377] • Disclaimer says:


  33. Alfred says:

    In the Middle Ages people already knew that they could take measures against pandemics like the ones we take nowadays.

    Comparing the Black Death with this puny version of Influenza is a bit rich. Quarantine was when the Venetians obliged ships arriving from the East to wait offshore for 40 days before entering harbour. They never locked down Venice!

    Are you and people like you total idiots? Incapable of comprehending such a simple concept?

    I am sick and tired of the false version of the Middle Ages being presented here on a daily basis. Our ancestors did not know about microbes but they were a heck of a lot smarter than “modern” people like you.

    Here is why they have stopped reporting deaths in the USA. “Cases” usually just means that the person had dead fragments of the DNA of the virus. The person was infected and his body has not finished cleaning up. That is why there are few “cases” that are sick. It is all BS on a massive scale. Almost everyone is now immune. There is no such thing as a second wave – unless they release a new virus. But you will have to ask Bill Gates about that one. I am not an insider.

    • Agree: Emily
  34. Alfred says:
    @Owen C.

    Should also point out that the Corona situation has led to a “Bantustanification” of Melbourne, where several parts of the Western Suburbs of that city have been locked down, as well as some public housing towers.

    The lying media of Australia is constantly reporting “cases” – not people hospitalized and not people who genuinely died from this infection. Australians must have the lowest IQ’s on the planet. That is what happens when people depend on natural wealth for a few generations I guess.

    Hospital admissions for COVID-19 triple as three healthcare workers test positive

    Allow me to analyse the dishonesty of this article:

    1- “Hospital admissions for COVID-19 triple” is meaningless. It could mean that instead of one admission, there are now three.

    2- “three healthcare workers test positive”. It is normal for people who have been invaded by any virus to test positive with the PCR test even if they never had any symptoms and never will do so. The body’s defenses chop up the virus and kill it. Inevitably, some fragments will match the ones detected by the PCR test. It is like finding the arm of a soldier on a battle field and reporting a healthy combatant.

    3- “hundreds more remain at home recovering from milder bouts of the illness”. In reality, that should be thousands of people were infected this week and had no symptoms.

    4- “Two men, one in his 60s and one in his 90s, have died”. I guess they both had other serious health problems but that is not mentioned.

    5- “Associate Professor Jason Trubiano, an infectious disease physician who oversees the Austin Hospital’s screening clinic, said most people who had tested positive to coronavirus would report some symptoms.” That is an outright lie – unless a sore throat for a couple of days is worthy of note.

    6- “Similar to a cough or cold if they are staying at home,” he said. “Some of them will just have a running nose or sore throats, mild fever or muscle aches and pains.” He finally came clean. It is like a common cold. You don’t shut down the economy because some people have sore throats.

    7- “In the past week, the COVID-19 clinic at the Austin Hospital has had only three or four new cases, but Professor Trubiano said he expected more to come.”. Big deal. You shut down a suburb of a major city because 3-4 people fall ill.

    8- “Many of Victoria’s hospitals had gone weeks or months without treating any patients with COVID-19, after discharging their final patients from the first surge of the disease in the state.” A bit of honesty at the end of the article. Is this real? Are people that stupid?

    I lived for many years in Altona and Williamstown (Western suburbs of Melbourne). I am so glad to be out of that psychogenic shithole.

  35. Emslander says:

    It’s my firm conviction that, until the west experiences a revival of God-consciousness, it will remain ever beset and debilitated by the darker forces of this world.

    Yes. The very real and dangerous victory of government experts in all this was their nearly unchallenged ability to dominate the practice of religious ritual. The journey to this point isn’t a mystery, but when all the leaders of traditional religions institutions in the world surrendered to the idea that “science” is more powerful than prayer and ritual, a very dangerous era arrived.

    I believe sincerely that my daily religious practice is what gives me life and health. I have no faith in modern medicine.

  36. Saggy says: • Website

    Unz is reading more and more like StormFront, with idiots taking the lead. If you like this article jump on over to the SF covid forum, there’s plenty more there …
    I don’t think there is any worse advertisement for ‘white nationalism” than StormFront, and Unz seems to be following that model.

    • Agree: ariadna
    • Replies: @ariadna
    , @ariadna
  37. Gyre07 says:
    @Robert White

    “ICUs worldwide have been inundated.” That’s your first assertion of fact, and it’s a complete fallacy. I work in medicine, live in the western US and there are zero hospital ICUs that I’ve heard of that have any substantial patient census greater than this time last year. Next time get a degree in something useful.

    • Replies: @Saggy
    , @Emslander
  38. @geokat62

    Everything could be derogatory. Why negro is derogatory? Why Jewess is derogatory? goyim are nations, i.e. non-Jews, or Gentiles. It is derogatory, though female Gentile, shiksa, is even more derogatory.

  39. @geokat62

    noun, plural goy·im [goi-im] , goys. Usually Disparaging.

    1 a term used by a Jew to refer to someone who is not Jewish.
    2 a term used by an observant Jew to refer to a Jew who is not religious or is ignorant of Judaism.

    Note: “Usually Disparaging.”

    • Replies: @geokat62
  40. Wally says:

    “As usual, you people want it both ways.”

    What “people” are you referring to?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  41. @refl

    It is obvious that the virus only affects societies devoid of real trouble

    Brazil? Mexico?

    • Replies: @refl
  42. Shamil says:

    What a moronic comment! Shamir never claimed to speak for Islam. And most Shia do accept the concept of flagellation even if not all act it out. It seems the virus has already depleted your ability to function cognitively

  43. Coronavirus is one of the biggest scams ever pulled off on humanity, by renaming the common cold and flu as coronavirus and then destroying the economy of the world to justify the kabal bringing in UN Agenda 2030, a draconian , demonic, satanic one world government.

    Wearing masks lowers the oxygen to the wear to below OSHA safe standard limit of 19.5% oxygen and so can create illness from lack of oxygen, and this too is part of the scam.

    Gates and Fauci and all involved in this scam, should be charged with crimes against humanity.

    • Agree: anarchyst, Sya Beerens
    • Thanks: Agent76
    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
  44. Indeed! Let the weirdo chinaman live by his confusion soul as long he confines his shenanigans to the Han land only. As to the Gazans being happy with the goat feast … ignorance is bliss.

    Now the Americans with guns keeping silent is a different ball of wax: they’re just biding their time until either the time is right or they’re pushed over the fence … watch the fireworks!

  45. Icy Blast says:

    I learned Latin in public school (as did most Americans) so I had no problem at all from the first paragraph on. Duck to water.

  46. geokat62 says:

    Note: “Usually Disparaging.”

    I was familiar with it being a disparaging term, I just wasn’t aware that it was “highly” disparaging, if Unz is right.

    I can see “shiksa” being a highly disparaging term as it is derived from the Hebrew term sheqeṣ, which means blemish or abomination.

    It just might be me, but “Nations” just doesn’t seem as disparaging as “abomination.”

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  47. GW says:
    @Robert White

    Why do you think these things contradict? The virus is real, so too is the mass panic which makes the problems worse. A virus which preys on the old, weak, and infirm is not the truly scary thing. The spiritual deadness of a society too scared to go to church is what’s frightening.

    • Agree: Emslander
  48. Mefobills says:

    These days, many tens of millions of zealous Christians and especially Christian Zionists are enthusiastic advocates for Jews, Judaism, and Israel, and I strongly suspect that at least some of that enthusiasm is based upon ignorance.

    The Bible has been perverted.

    All of man’s history is a war between creditors and debtors. The Bible can be read as a legal construct, where the law is defined. The law was to balance credit and debt.

    Hudson and Harvard group has unearthed history which convicts every Christian and Jew that they are out of alignment with founding doctrine. Creditor and Debtor relations are to be balanced.

    Modern Judaism and Zionist Christianity holds up Creditor class as to be “always paid,” and that usury doesn’t exist. Modern Jews and Christians are apostates.

    The ignorance is extreme, because doctrine was purposefully perverted. Or, as Warren Buffet says –

    “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  49. ariadna says:

    The only solution for you is to stop visiting this site. No need to work yourself up and damage your health.

  50. ariadna says:

    I pressed ” Agree” by error. Could not disagree more.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  51. Almost a year ago, I asked the question: Who Controls Your Mind? – – in this summary connection of dots, I tied together several articles by various authors on the subject – from both secular and Christian perspectives – which I have collected over the past 5 years in DaLimbraw Library. The conclusion is clear – programming is everywhere and ever present – the only question is who is in control.
    Most people are easily fed and thus easily led!

  52. geokat62 says:

    I pressed ” Agree” by error. Could not disagree more.

    Just click on Disagree and it will automatically switch. Give it a try.

  53. Icy Blast says:
    @Robert White

    I went to an emergency room in my city in April and it was ghostly quiet. No Covid-19 cases to be seen. I’ve never met anyone with Covid-19. And none of the many people I have asked have either. But as usual, 70 to 80% of Americans will believe anything they see on TV. The ruling class knows this and they don’t hesitate to use TV as the powerful weapon it is.

  54. Agent76 says:

    July 4, 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus “Fake” Pandemic: Timeline and Analysis Timeline from September 2019 – April 2020 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

    Our subsequent analysis (in the timeline below) reveals that powerful corporate interests linked to Big Pharma, Wall Street and agencies of the US government were instrumental in the WHO’s far-reaching decision.

    Nov 4, 2019 Event 201 Pandemic Exercise: Segment 4, Communications Discussion and Epilogue Video

    Event 201 is a pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. The exercise illustrated the pandemic preparedness efforts needed to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic.

  55. haha says:
    @Robert White

    Your claiming “I have a degree in …” won’t fly on this site for the simple reason that most folks on this site have masters and multiple degrees. Moreover, I think many readers here are from the hard sciences and engineering as opposed to gender studies or psychological “sciences”.

    Since you made no further argument, there is nothing further for me to say to you.

  56. UnMasking Freedom…??!! You mean like this…

    Robert Inlakesh Interview – The ‘Steal Of The Century’ & Normalizing An Openly Violent Ethno-State – Israel

  57. haha says:

    A very potent and astute comment, for the crux of the matter is “Is this virus biowarfare or a hoax”. To which one may add “Or simply one of the thousands of viruses that nature throws out from time to time and which sometimes evolve into Frankenstein viruses.

    Px: Sensible precautions, avoidance of extreme views, especially hysteria, and acceptance of nature and our mortality. To be avoided and questioned: extreme measures by state and curtailment of liberties beyond well-defined limits and only for a well-defined short duration.

  58. refl says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Thanks for mentioning Brazil as I have had my own very traumatic experience in that country. As many countries apart from the developed West, it is a place where people are left to die when they don’t have the means

    My good friend, whom I knew from there, was devastated when she learned that her own mother made appointments with a medicine man, because the family could not afford proper medical treatment. And the family was not a lot of superstitious morons but fairly educated.
    THAT is real trouble as I mean: When you cannot afford a doctor for the most basical needs.
    Doctors should be there to treat real illnesses and not make quick money on the ridiculous nonsense virus. There would be lots of work for them.

  59. @Wally

    Obi means all UR writers and commenters as one whole. Sure some think it’s a hoax, some that it’s a bioweapon, and a few other views too, but to Obi we are all One.

  60. @Desert Fox

    It is not just the lowered oxygen content; it is also the vastly increased carbon dioxide content. As demonstrated in this video.

    • Thanks: Alfred, Skeptikal
    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  61. The Lutheran Church of Sweden had its churches open for services, but the most important function, the communion, was stopped. This is a most deadly spiritual attack, for the continuous divine sacrifice of the Eucharist sustains the very existence of society

    The author fails badly by not knowing Lutherans do not have Holy Orders, thus, they have no Priests, thus, no confection of the Eucharist is possible

  62. In case anyone missed The Economist‘s March-April cover.

  63. Saggy says: • Website

    Pinellas county where I live …

    The stupidity level on Unz is approaching that on StormFront, who would have believed it a month ago???

    • Replies: @Tsar Nicholas
    , @R2b
  64. @Tsar Nicholas

    Understood, in addition, this coronavirus scam is not about saving lives, it is about the zionist agenda to purge the world of hundreds of millions of we surplus eaters, and that is why the abortion clinics are open, the unhumans behind this scam are satanists.

    Read UN Agenda 2030, this is where they are driving us.

  65. Chinaman says:

    I hope to God I’ll never have to fit myself into their system. For them, locking down millions of citizens is easier than for our rulers to raise the VAT by one point.

    Let’s not confound the matter.

    There are masks and there are lockdowns.

    Wearing masks and stopping the transmission forestall the need for lockdowns and deaths and sickness of hundreds of thousands.

    China locked down 10 million people so it won’t infect the 1.4 billion. 10 vs 1400…what is so difficult to understand?

    I live in Hong Kong and there are many Asian cities that were never in lockdown simply because people are discipline enough to wear masks. Our economy never suffer the kind of devastation we see in the west.

    It is myopia vs long-term strategic planning. It is delaying immediate gratification to prevent more suffering. The simple test of telling a kid to wait a few minutes to eat a candy so he can get Another one.

    Each individual enduring a bit of discomfort ( wearing masks or self quarantine) so everyone can be free from lockdown.

    What is happening in the west is the tragedy of the commons. I am glad I don’t live in the west with the psychopaths and feral animals who would sacrifice their grandmother so they keep their job or their freedom to party.

    To a Chinaman, Americans are acting like 5 year olds who can’t control their urges.

    Don’t you hypocrites ever dare to chastise China again on human rights when you would infringe on your grandmother’s right to live and to “sacrifice the weak“ so as to have a beer at a bar. It is sickening.

    Anyone who pose this as a problem of freedom and liberty is a psychopath and should be lockdown forever so as to prevent them from endangering humanity.

  66. @Saggy

    You seem to be oblivious to the fact that it is quite common for hospitals in the US to run out of ICU beds. It is as stupid – your word – to simply regurgitate newspaper aricles like this as it is to uncritically spew out death rates without knowing what the death rate is in a normal week.

  67. @Chinaman

    Anyone who pose this as a problem of freedom and liberty is a psychopath and should be lockdown forever so as to prevent them from endangering humanity.

    It’s stuff like this that makes us happy we don’t live in China.

    • Agree: Tsar Nicholas, Alfred, R2b, Vojkan
  68. Ryan2 says:

    Thank you for the article. I was just thinking today about how much this pandemic must be affecting people’s attitudes about the future. Being positive etc. it’s important, I think.

  69. Hibernian says:

    For insights like that his own progressive Jesuit order censored much of his writings.

    When you’re too wacky for the Jesuits, you’re wacky indeed.

    • Replies: @St-Germain
  70. @Mick Jagger gathers no Mosque

    Traditionalists catholics are enough people but YEESH…. sometimes you’re almost as bad as atheists they way you simply can never resist taking gratuitous shots at (other) Christians on any and every possible occasion.

    Everyone already knows you think you’ve got a complete monopoly on the whole God thing, so please just stay on topic.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Disagree: Emslander
  71. @Chinaman

    We don’t have identities! we don’t even desire such nonsense… can being an individual human with one of your so-called “individual personalities” even increase the total economic productivity of the colony?!

    The similarity between chinamen and self aware ants is always so striking.

  72. @AnonStarter

    It’s my firm conviction that, until the west experiences a revival of God-consciousness, it will remain ever beset and debilitated by the darker forces of this world.

    But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
    Abraham Lincoln
    Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day
    March 30, 1863

  73. cortesar says:
    @Robert White

    I have a degree in ….. says a credential whore but that is not the end
    It ends by the whore becoming an”expert” you know the Fauci kind
    Asshole the whole world is suffering because of your moronic kind

  74. Or, in this case, they are simply acting like stark raving demonically posessed lunatics because they have been caught with money-grubbing blood stained red hands for every count of fraud and corruption conceivable and simply wish to prevent the truth from spreading first.

    I believe that they intend to turn the internet off, and blame it either on a Chinese or North Korean EMP, or on a meteorite, which are both ridiculous. The cloud is stored in thousands of satellite that would be unaffected by an EMP, completely unaffected! And, fiber-optic cable is also completely unaffected by an EMP, and even if a satellite is knocked out, there are back ups all over the place of what is in that.

    The tech companies use a model of financial fraud as their business model. They are holding everyone up and holding everyone hostage, in full collusion with the media, the governments at all levels and branches, the entire financial sector, and with the medical mafia, who have all suffered narcisstic injury, for being exposed for a decades long crime and corruption campaign involving 24/7 pathological lying about practically everything from 9/11 to oxycontin, to all of the wars, the health of the economy, the financial health of corporations, oh, and how could we possibly forget to mention Russia Russia Russia, or the DNC primary rigging, or the DNC choosing the only sex-offending senile candidate out of 32 candidates, or the Steele Dossier, or Vault7, or Julian Assange, or Jeffrey Epstein and Ghilsaine Maxwell.

    In my estimation, they have been acting demonically posessed since 1992!

    So, exactly what have I missed out on in my multi-year long boycott of society? Where is the attraction supposed to be in joining these demonically posessed lunatics for those not afflicted with
    deviant personality dusorder?

    I’m looking for society to return to sanity, and an end to the corruption! Call me when we get there! There are just way too many risks out there, none of which include the coronavirus.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  75. @No Friend Of The Devil

    I believe that they intend to turn the internet off,

    That would be interesting. Then, after a catastrophic hoax event such as you mention, they could keep saying, like with the moon landings, that they lost the blueprints and know-how of how to put it all together again. But I don’t think they will. It gives them too much control and snooping ability; they’ll just extend their control even further.

    I’m looking for society to return to sanity, and an end to the corruption!

    Then you’ll have to end the corporations. And the governments. And institutionalised religions. And … corruption is everywhere at all levels of society and the higher the level, the greater the damage. But it was’t really “sane” even before all this, if ever. Nero burnt Rome from the top down; perhaps they should burn this new one from the bottom up. It’s not a pleasant sight but there’s too much pent up force there waiting to burst. It happens regularly in history and results in wars and revolutions.

  76. R2b says:

    Florida has 19.000.000, approximately. 3803 has allegedly died, from or with, ”covid19”. That is 0.02%. No reason to panic.
    And Megan Reeves articles give us the hospital beds available in %. Nothing extreme to worry about there either, is it?

    So put that with the induced panic, inhibited operations, etc, what have you? A nothing-burger! Or as the author of yet a fascinating article says, a dibbuk!

  77. @Chinaman

    You Chinese are just used to being controlled,

    You wouldn’t know freedom if it jumped up and rode you,

    A subservient bunch of beaten dockets,

    I see young Chinese people here in Ireland with their masks on,

    In the middle of our summer, when no ‘virus’ survives and yet you trained monkeys behave as conditioned,

    Tell me this, oh wise one, how could the British have ruled you guys, I mean there are literally billions of ye,

    Spineless beaten dockets, that’s how,

    Have a good subservient day Sir.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  78. Emslander says:

    Real doctors and nurses in real hospitals also tell us that a very large number of deaths attributed to Covid19 are nothing of the sort. We’ve all heard of the motorcycle deaths being listed as Covid if the victim even tested positive. This is fact!

    I have a self-conferred degree in Government after forty years of working in it and I say believe nothing the government says. It’s all motivated by personal gain at some level. TRUTH!

  79. Vojkan says:
    @Robert White

    “Civil Servant” with a degree in “Experimental Psychology”, the capitals really stand out. If they pay you to make liberals appear as daft douchebags then your salary is well-earned.

  80. Boston MA, may have been the true “patient zero” of the use of lockdown.

    The aftermath of the Boston Bombing April 15th 2013, had the entire metropolitan area of Boston to ‘shelter-in-place’, a form of temporary lockdown. I had never witnessed such self-imprisonment of millions of people. Common Sense died. Fear thrived. Yes, it didn’t last long that self-imprisonment, that time, but it set the ball rolling. Government could bring society to a standstill.

    China only showed how to do it better. But shutting down the “Cradle Of Liberty” was no mean feat of fear mongering.

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  81. Chinaman says:
    @Da's Reich

    Tell me this, oh wise one, how could the British have ruled you guys, I mean there are literally billions of ye,

    Well, The British came as biggest drug cartels in the world guns blazing to start a opium turf war and won a small island to do their business. Hey, everyone’s happy with their “rule” when the money kept trickling down but we all know who the real badass is….you think these small time drug dealer stood a chance against the communists if not the fact that Mao was kept busy with japs and civil wars?

    “I see young Chinese people here in Ireland with their masks on,”

    Let’s be clear about this.

    There are no laws, as those that are being promulgated in Florida to wear masks in Hk or even in China. No one is controlling us.

    It is etiquette, respect for others and just goddamn common sense. If it so happens that I got the virus, as 10% of Americans do now, I do not want to infect my friends and family through me sneezing and coughing….it is basic human empathy, something you psychopaths don’t have.

    It have nothing to do with freedom or subservience. Why the fuck it is so hard for Americans to understand that ? It is same basic decency of not peeing on the street and not wanting others to do so.

    Freedom is not doing whatever the fuck you want. freedom is not acting like feral animals and taking away the elders right to live.

    None or you deserve the freedom you were given. It is no wonder your ancestors were serfs and Slavs for a millenniums. Well, the pandemic might be what is needed for some mean reversion to the natural order of things (or to “sacrifice the weak” as the psychopaths like to put it)

    • Replies: @Da's Reich
    , @gsjackson
  82. refl says:

    I agree as much that the author singled out China as the example of tyranny that Western countries should evade. While locking down entire states across the West is something new, it did not pose the slightest problem. The mystical culture of the free individual that Westerners are so proud of evaporated in the blink of an eye. And to any keen observer, this did not come as a surprise.

    I disagree in that I do not believe this virus thing to be anything else but a scam, so masks and lockdowns did not prevent anything, because the danger was never for real. The millions of dead have not materialized anywhere, not even in the most hyped hotspots. The deathtolls were overestimates in the most extreme way everywhere.
    The joke is that now China can hype one killer virus after another, kill it off in a lockdown, and the West has to follow suite. They can repeat this until the West dies of its own rottenness. Meanwhile, China will always come out on top, for its people are used to the treatment and the governments provides visible progress, which in the West has not existed for a number of decades.

  83. This whole nightmare is once again a kosher wet dream. Corona-Crown-Crown Corp. Rothchild …the same demons who control the world by the control of the cash … No other power has the ability to ruin the economies of countries over a scam with all the usual suspects playing along. Read Rockefellers Lockstep!! Event 201!! The same cabal who have been sucking dry humanity for centuries..and they not only know it they brag about it in their writings ..

  84. R.C. says:

    A junkie would sooner part with his syringe than they would drop their lockdowns. For a while, we entertained the hope that they might end their morbid preoccupation with our health after a month or two. Now we know better.

    Valid point, but actually, a lot of us knew that before any lockdown and screamed it to any who would listen! (E.g, “There has never been any freedom-impinging emergency, ‘temporary’ government agency or program that didn’t become permanent.”)
    Sadly, it seems to have made little difference.

  85. @geokat62

    Talk to actual Jews (other than Aaron and Fran). Brother Nathanael would be an ideal candidate whose opinion should be solicited.

    It’s well known as an epithet among them. “Dirty Gentile” is redundant.

  86. @Chinaman

    “None or you deserve the freedom you were given”

    Freedom is won, through the barrel of a gun as a rule,

    I’m not American so much of the rest of your post doesn’t reverberate,

    And the best way to police a people is to get them to do it themselves, a real British tactic as it happens,

    I know how to behave responsibly, I don’t need an army of servile citizens considering themselves both superior to and authorised to ‘educate’ me’ on how best to respect those around me,

    You wear your muzzle like a good little doggie, and dream at night of having the balls to stand up like a man to tyranny.

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  87. @Commenter Mike

    Commenter Mike,

    Gates, Bezos, Zuckerberg, Page, Brinn, Thiel, and company have all made more money than they get possibly spend in their life times. They used us and I believe that they had intended to shut down the internet all along, since the companies use financial fraud as a business model. They were all fully aware that their would eventually be a day of reckoning. 9/11 was just used in order to transfer DoD funds over to Wall Street in money laundering. The wars could not have cost anywhere near what they are claiming that they have cost, not to mention the over \$21 trillion in Pentagon accounting errors on top of all of that since 2001. They just assumed that nobody would question it, because the Middle East is so far away. Now that people are fed up with the wars, they have used the coronavirus as a gimmick and the common enemy that we must spend trillions of dollars a year defeating, which is about as fatal as the rhinovirus, or common cold.

    The Good Jobs First Program created by the Rockefeller Studies Institute was created after the 2008 crash, openly money laundering trillions of dollars, and openly stealing money from the treasury department through the defense department and transferring trillions of dollars over, not only to Wall Street, and pseudo-American corporations, because lets face it, Apple computers is about as American as Huawei, but also to many foreign corporations, as well as hundreds, or maybe now even of small privately owned corporations that nobody has ever even heard of and basically appear to be fronts, or shell companies, listed with the DoD.

    This is absolute bullshit, and I absolutely refuse to stand for it!

    Add to that that the medical mafia has had less income flowing in after Trump ended Obamacare, that the medical mafia has been busted and is being sued for creating the opioid epidemic, which of course thay also provide “the cure” for at an exhorbitant price that usually fails, that the entire psychiatric industry has also been busted for medical and financial fraud, that the cardiology industry has also been busted for medical and financial fraud for running stent and angioplasty factories, similar to the hysterectomy factories of the 1950’s. So that is certainly a hell of a lot of motive!

    Also, the governments, corporations, military, education industry, and media are likely unappreciative of us correcting their policy errors, frauds, and pathological lying. They would much rather keep it to paid speech presstitutes that are willing to destroy their reputations and credibility over the air waves, for the benefit of nobody.

  88. Regarding my above statement in comment #87

    The statement was hacked in which the hacker removed the word thousands, in the sentence :

    hundreds or now even thousands of small privately owned corpoations that nobody has ever even heard of and basically appear to be fronts or shell companies, listed with the DoD.

  89. Skeptikal says:

    “Each individual enduring a bit of discomfort ( wearing masks or self quarantine) so everyone can be free from lockdown. ”

    Actually, wearing a mask compromises one’s own health. By forcing one to breath “fetid air.”
    Mask wearing should be confined to an absolute minimum. Most adults are savvy enough to figure this out and that is why they have the thing dangling around their necks most of the time.

    Check out OSHA guidelines on CO2 levels.
    Children should be out of doors playing—one reason being so that they can be out in the *fresh air.*
    Remember “fresh air” camps?
    Remember your mom saying, “Go out and play and get some *fresh air*”?

    Remember Terry Gross? Is Terry Gross wearing a mask while interviewing people for her program “Fresh Air”? I hope she has the common sense to ditch the “fetid air” device.

  90. @Hibernian

    When you’re too wacky for the Jesuits, you’re wacky indeed.

    That’s too cute. His relative Voltaire was regarded as the cleverest man in Europe in his era. But when that man wanted a serious conversation with an educated contemporary, he preferred a Jesuit.

    His Jesuit grand nephew was a paleontologist, who may be the first researcher to have stumbled on the idea that evolution also works in reverse. He wrote up the possibility of devolution after his diggings in the Neanderthal/Cormagnon caves showed that the later layers of artifacts were much less sophisticated than the earliest ones he could date. I think he was on to something very relevant to our times. And not just from reading the comments.

  91. @BThePrisoner

    Not only that, they applauded the government apes who violated them in their houses afterwards.
    I see the current crop of useless, subservient consoomers surrendering their weapons in the near future and thanking the military “ for their service”… mumbled through their PERMANENT muzzle.

  92. The success of the coronavirus planned-demic, hoax, psyop depends on the fear porn constantly spewed by the mass media , without the hysteria generated by the msm there would be no frightened people willing to endure lockdowns, social distancing , contact tracing and the mandatory wearing of facemasks. James Fetzer explains the role of the mass media in the psyop in his article :”Mandatory intellectomy, how to create a fake pandemic” .

  93. Chinaman says:
    @Da's Reich

    You wear your muzzle like a good little doggie, and dream at night of having the balls to stand up like a man to tyranny.

    The tragedy in the West is that most people have never grew out of their teenage rebellion and construe these reasonable Public health measures as a threat to their manhood ( or insecurities about it) and their “freedoms”.

    It is like telling teenagers not to smoke. Telling them to do something give them a reason not to do it. The problem is the marketing and we have a bunch of old geezers telling people to wear masks which Sends the wrong message…. if all the celebrities starts wearing Gucci masks with cool inscription on it, it will be the new fashion item and you will look like an idiot for NOT wearing one.

    Not wearing a mask is as not standing up to tyranny, my man-child. This is not high school and you don’t get bullied if you wear a mask or chastise by the headmasters If you don’t.

    Ok, Asians and blacks don’t wear masks because they can’t afford them or know how to manufacture one. White Masks are a sign of nobility and it is a barrier against breathing the same filthy air that is contaminated by the masses. Only the underclass don’t wear one. A gentleman will wear disposable masks that are infused with gold and throw them away as a display of wealth (or contempt for it.)

    Does that make it more palatable? Ok, please wear your mask.

    Doesn’t sound like a intrusion on your freedom Or tyranny anymore, right?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Da's Reich
    , @Alfred
  94. gsjackson says:

    Yeah, it’s “common sense” to impair your breathing and speaking ability — decrease your oxygen intake, increase the carbon dioxide, wear filthy, bacteria-ridden cloth every day, make yourself largely unintelligible, look like a freak, and lend your unspoken support to the most absurd overreaction to events in the history of public policy. It’s only common sense.

    Never mind that the diapers don’t stop the transmission of viruses, and that clearly seeking herd immunity is the best course of action now in light of the clear evidence that covid 19 is no more lethal than the seasonal flu. Common sense says to follow the mindless herd.

  95. @gsjackson

    People don’t have a problem wearing condoms nowadays so why with the mask? When HIV appeared I now wish the medical authorities had encouraged everyone to have as much unprotected sex with as many people as possible so that this herd immunity you talk about could have been quickly established for AIDS and the current generation would not need to used condoms and population numbers in white nations would not be in decline. And people could save on all those expensive AIDS drugs they use since we’d have herd immunity, if it was possible for viral infections, HIV being one such.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  96. Anon[544] • Disclaimer says:

    The French bus driver left brain-dead after an attack by passengers who refused to wear face masks has been named as 58-year-old Philippe Monguillot – as his wife said she was ‘living in a nightmare’.

    Mr Monguillot, a father of three, was dragged from the driver’s seat and savagely beaten by the gang of fare-dodgers as he tried to enforce coronavirus rules on the bus in Bayonne.

    Long lives freedom! Give me liberty or give me death. Or rather give you death.

    • Replies: @R2b
    , @Alfred
  97. R2b says:

    An example of how dangerous the”china-covid” is. I am really sorry for the busdriver, but you could say he was contaminated, and the passengers rightly identified the danger. It’s really sad, but it has to come to some example, to stop the lunacy the covidation is creating.
    You know, covid chinaman, wearing a mask, is appropriate to a few and special situations. Sorry to say, but you are an ignoramus, preaching behind your ridiculous accessoire. Everyone by now know that mask-wearing or/and lockdown is unhealthy, and for the latter, outright dangerous.

  98. @Chinaman

    I should not have bothered engaging with you,

    You are a waffler,

    If you cannot see the ridiculousness of this contrived ‘pandemic’ now, you never will,

    It most certainly is about freedom from tyranny,

    All these restrictions on basic freedoms under the guise of ‘protecting our health’ are already being abused via new lockdowns,

    Governments around the world, can and will on behalf of those they prostitute themselves for, keep shutting down our lives until we agree to no longer resist their plans for the world,

    But I suppose I shouldn’t be concerned when the world has ‘heroes’ like you saving our lives,

    Wear your face nappy like a good little peasant if you like, but disabuse yourself of the notion that beaten dockets like you will ever be taken seriously.

  99. Alfred says:

    It is like telling teenagers not to smoke

    Actually, telling people to wear masks and forcing them to breath through their mouth is a lot more unhealthy than smoking cigarettes.

    Smoking causes cancer in a subset of smokers after many years. Breathing through the mouth the bacteria stored in the invariably old mask is far more dangerous – the side effects can show themselves much sooner.

    I suggest you keep on your mask 24/7 and you will see what I mean. 🙂

    9 Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks

  100. Alfred says:
    @Commentator Mike

    People don’t have a problem wearing condoms nowadays so why with the mask?

    Are you joking? Do you have any idea how few condoms are actually sold and used in the USA each year?

    450 Million Condoms Are Sold In The United States Each Year

    That is about 5 condoms per male between the ages of 15-50 per year. People worked out a long time ago that HIV is really a problem for bisexuals and homosexuals. They only succeeded in scaring heterosexuals for a short while.

    9 Condom Facts You Didn’t Know That Will Actually Blow Your Mind

    • Thanks: The Wild Geese Howard
  101. Chinaman says:

    It is obvious to me now that…common sense is not so common.

    I guess our brains are wired differently and it is impossible to reconcile these difference.

    Way before COVID, surgical masks and N95 were produced and used because they serve a purpose.

    In the 100 year since the Spanish flu in 1918 where masks were compulsory, no one have ever brought forth the arguments that you have stipulated. No brain surgeon have ever complained about mask interfering with his ability to concentrate during an operation. Consider you and your ilk very special. A special kind of stupid.

    Don’t worry about the reduced oxygen intake, I don’t think the oxygen is contributing to brain activity with or without masks in your case.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  102. Alfred says:

    This is a very sad story. It seems that immigrants did this. They may have a lower IQ than Mr Chinaman but they have a lot more common sense. The bus driver was an easy target for these cowards.

    Immigrants suspected of deadly assault on bus driver in France

  103. Alfred says:

    I guess our brains are wired differently and it is impossible to reconcile these difference.

    I entirely agree. I would never dream of living in China. A place like Singapore is OK because it still has something British about it. I suspect you would also be more comfortable back home. Please don’t tell us how to live and we will not tell you how to live.

    Vive la différence

    • Replies: @Chinaman
  104. Chinaman says:

    Please don’t tell us how to live and we will not tell you how to live.

    It is worth reiterating that China or HK does not have laws that mandate people to wear masks in public.

    It is Western societies that coerce people with such laws . This is also the case in Singapore which have way too many immigrants and white people bringing in the disease.

    If there is someone that is telling you how to live, it is your own government. I have no qualms if western societies wants to gain herd immunity and sacrifice the weak. As a chinaman, It is actually in my interest to encourage it…if not for the fact that I believe in our shared humanity.

    Asians wear masks do so out of our own volition so there is no need for other people to tell us how to live. We have the virus under controlled.

    Are you sure Singapore is your preference? It’s way too hot and its harsh laws are stifling. Having lived in singapore, taiwan, China and HK. It is China which is most free but it will be hard for people to understand until they experience it.

    • Agree: Ghan-buri-Ghan
    • Replies: @Alfred
  105. @Commenter Mike

    I realize that this never was Utopia, however, the massive corporate, financial, and government sector de-regulation, combined with the massive over-regulation on the individual has made matters much, much, much, worse.

    I was actually alive when the Consumer Protection Agency actually protected consumers and was feared by businesses, and when there were usury laws that prohibited chargng interest over 18%, now there are pay day loan loan shark shops set up in middle class neighborhoods that charge 100% a week.

    There also used to be warranty and lemon laws.

    Things are far worse than they were 30 years ago.

  106. @Mick Jagger gathers no Mosque

    What have priests got to do with it?

    Oh, yes. That’s the fraud behind the Mass. The priest must be a magician. The layman needs a magical intercessor for his prayer to reach God. Enormously important, the priest has to be, to rule over the laity. Crucial for the Church to exist.

    Horrible, isn’t it, that the Protestant communicants even drink the wine!

    The Lutherans have many priests, didn’t you know?

  107. @Robert White

    Calling somebody’s observation as unscientific, and this from a person using a degree in Experimental Psychology, is rather rich.

    • Replies: @Mel Brintle
  108. @Robert White

    “I have a degree in Experimental Psychology ..”
    Openly admitting that shows courage, if not great self-awareness. Using it as street-cred to call out someone else’s ideas as unscientific though, is a little ironic.

  109. @Alternate History

    Sorry, I didn’t see yours before I replied to RW’s comment. I didnt intend to copy but I’m always happy when others share the appreciation of irony 🙂

  110. Alfred says:

    It is China which is most free but it will be hard for people to understand until they experience it.

    I am sure that is the correct place for you. 🙂

    For me, Singapore offers the advantage that most people speak English. Also, it is normally easy to get out of. It is has good access to many places that are of interest to me.

    China, for me, is like another planet. I don’t mean it in a disrespectful way. As a kid, I loved reading Chinese history. I even fantasized that I might have a Chinese girlfriend. But now I realise that beauty is a rare commodity among Chinese women. That is why each new generation of the rulers of China is so much better looking then their fathers.

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