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Everything you need to know about covid-19

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2020 by jtoddring
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Worldwide there have been 321 cases of COVID-19, or Wuhan flu, per million people.
 
There is the answer re: how infectious is it? Negligible. Unless you are 80+, have a pre-existing illness or are immune compromised, your risk of death is near zero.
 
More important is total deaths: 
 
Global deaths from covid-19: roughly 250,000
 
Global annual deaths from common flu: 250,000-650,000
 
So covid-19 is about as dangerous as the annual flu
 
Further, Taiwan has proven lockdown doesn’t work. 
 
Deaths from covid-19 in Taiwan, a free society which refused lockdown: 319
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JTR,
May 5, 2020
#StayStrongStayFree
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Further reading and information:
Necessary Illusions – Chomsky
Year 501 – Chomsky
Class Warfare – Noam Chomsky
The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein
The Ecology Of Freedom – Murray Bookchin
Mutual Aid – Peter Kropotkin
Roads To Freedom – Bertrand Russell
Escape From Freedom – Erich Fromm
The Power Elite – C. Wright Mills
Giants: The Global Power Elite – Peter Phillips
Global Showdown – Maude Barlow
The New Rulers Of The World – John Pilger
A Game As Old As Empire, and, The New Confessions Of An Economic Hitman – John Perkins
Oneness vs the 1% – Vandana Shiva
1984 – George Orwell
Brave New World, and Brave New World Revisited – Aldous Huxley
On Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau
The Discourse On Voluntary Servitude – Etienne de La Boetie
Trends Journal
GreenMedInfo
Global Research
21st Century Wire
Geopolitics & Empire
The Boiler Room
TruthStream
The Corbett Report
American Herald Tribune
And my own writing: two books, and hundreds of essays on my blog.
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In particular, look into: Event 201, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Lock Step plan, Piers Robinson’s excellent work on propaganda studies, and the newly released declassified documents from the shadowy elite group known as NSCAI – which is a very Orwellian, technocratic, fascist, globalist merger of the military, intelligence and Big Tech elite, in a bid to transform the West in a race to out-compete China in the new arms and economics race to AI supremacy – which happens to require the West to become more totalitarian than China. Ya, it is Dr. Strangelove meets Orwell and Huxley. And it is here, now, in 2020, unless we follow the lead of people like Gandhi and MLK, and rise up to defeat it.
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Plus, take a look at this short article on Taiwan:

https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/taiwan-no-lockdowns-no-closed-businesses-non-who-member-and-relatively-unaffected

 

Coronavirus & Common Sense

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2020 by jtoddring

“We were once distressed by crimes: now, by laws”, wrote Tacitus.

How relevant is that today? Extremely so; but the sheep are trained not to think; and see, therefore, only what they are told to see – which, they obediently do.

Orwell would shudder in horror.

Still no one can think, question, or do basic math? Two million “confirmed” cases globally now of coronavirus, it is reported. No testing is required to verfiy this. Suspicion is proof, as in the dark ages.

But even if we took the figures as accurate, which is highly doubtful, they should not be alarming if the slightest thought or investigation is done.

Stanford professors of epdemiology assert that coronavirus mortality has been exaggerated by several orders of magnitude. It has been claimed to be as high as 19% or more. Professors in the field state it is more likely in the range of 0.01-0.1%. That puts it on the level of the annual common flu. That explains why it is dangerous only to the very old and the very ill.

Voluntary self-quarantine by the very old and very ill may be reasonable. Mass quarantine of the healthy is not only utterly unjustified, it is also a socio-economic and public health disaster, as well as a prelude to fascism.

(Homer Simpson would say, “Doh!” here. We should, too.)

Any death is tragic, but to accept the standard narrative, sown by the six corporations who control 80% of the major media globally, along with the governments and WHO, both of which have also been taken over by the corporate oligarchy, is to succumb to irrationality and hysteria.

This is not the Bubonic Plague – but we are reacting to it as if it is even worse. “Unprecedented!” Yes, what is unprecedented, or at least not seen since the dark ages, is the level of mass insanity, hysteria, fear and delusion.

But, despite all that, let’s imagine two million cases is not exaggerated, though that is doubtful, since, without testing, which has not been required to “confirm” cases, infections or deaths by the flu can easily be mistaken for coronavirus, and under conditions of manufactured panic and hysteria, most certainly routinely are.

Let’s imagine a 20% mortality rate, which is also certainly exaggerated, likely by a factor of 100 to 1,000, as Stanford professors assert.

Simple math: 20% of two million is 400,000. Add the previous total deaths globally of just over 100,000, and you have a total of just above 500,000. Annual death toll from the flu is 200,000-700,000. So that would put coronavirus on par with a typical year for the flu.

That explains why the mortality rate for Europe did not rise this year, but has been lower so far, compared to the three previous years: because the coronavirus shows no signs yet of being any more dangerous than the common flu.

Remember, these numbers are based on what are almost certainly exaggerated figures in terms of “confirmed cases” of infections and deaths by coronavirus, as well as mortality rates, which are likely exaggerated 100-1,000 fold.

Meanwhile, no one questions whether the WHO is credible, or perhaps corruptible? It is unthinkable.

No one checks the facts to find out that yes, indeed, the WHO, like most Western governments, has been captured by Big Pharma, along with the 2,000 or so corporate oligarchs of Davos, who now effectively rule the world.

The WHO is uncorruptible? It could never lie? We assume it is trustworthy, even when the figures don’t add up?

We assume governments never lie? They never take advantage of a crisis to advance vested interests? Does anyone remember the Gulf of Tonkin? Three million people were killed in South-East Asia, based on a lie.

Has anyone heard of Operation Northwoods? Event 201? The Rockefeller Foundation’s “Lock Step” plan?

I am not saying the virus is a bioweapon or that it is fake. I am saying that governments and elites have planned and carried out dark actions many times in the past. To assume governments are acting now solely out of deep concern for public health, does not fit the facts of the record of their actions over the past years and decades. To assume they cannot lie, and could never exploit a crisis for certain vested interests, would be even more remarkably naive.

Naiveté now would be foolish in the extreme.

The present crisis is a four-fold boon to the Western and Eastern oligarchs, and they are exloiting it for all it’s worth.

1. Distract the people from vastly bigger issues – such as, most centrally, the corruption and criminality of the oligarchs and the resulting growing popular discontent; along with war, empire, inequality, erosion of democracy, environmental emergency, poverty…. (The list is long.)

2. Divide and conquer: sow fear, division, “social distancing” and mass house arrest; and reap greater and more consolidated power.

3. Economic warfare: the Davos oligarchs vs the 99.9%. Simple rape and pillage – intensified 1,000-fold above routine levels.

4. Consolidate the power of the ruling oligarchs, both in the West and in China, by creating hysteria in order to justify a police state.

Anyone who still, 10 weeks into the “new Pearl Harbor type event”, remains unquestioningly accepting of the standard narrative, and the fascist regime it legitimizes and rationalizes, really should step back, and take a long, hard look at the facts, before crying out more for their chains to be securely fastened, and their legs, and minds, shackled in place – for our own good, of course.

JTR,

April 17, 2020

The Death & Rebirth of Freedom & Democracy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2020 by jtoddring

 

The two greatest threats to freedom and democracy in the West, as well as to peace, justice, or even a viable future for humanity, are, without question, the currently reigning de facto world government of neofeudal corporate oligarchy, along with its ruling apologetics, which is the corporatist ideology of neoliberalism; and the fascist order which it is rapidly morphing into.

The Red fascism of China’s totalitarian neo-feudal corporate-Mandarin model is simply the mirror image of the neo-feudal corporate fascism of the West. And although few realize this fact either, the two have effectively merged, like the double coil helix of a mutagenic DNA, which is the new cancer spreading over the world, and devouring all.

We either come to understand these three deeply intertwined phenomena better – the neoliberal corporate oligarchy of the West, and its mirror in China, and the global fascist order the two are clearly transmuting into – or we will soon be slaves, living in a poisoned, gulag world, watching the Earth slowly die.

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What is fascism?

Fascism and neoliberalism are widely misunderstood. As is the state of contemporary China widely misunderstood, though perhaps less so, because it is so stark. This must change. We must first see, before we can act with both purpose and effectiveness.

Fascism is widely confused with flags and banners, slogans, uniforms, marching styles – mere outer drapings. It is even more widely confused with racism, xenophobia, and a very malignant form of nationalism. The latter three elements are common to fascism, but they are not the heart of fascism. The heart of fascism, and the only essential element, is what Mussolini himself defined it to be: it is the merger of business and the state.

And that is exactly what we have seen over the past 50 years, with the Powell memo of 1971 and soon afterward the Trilateral Commission’s publication of The Crisis of Democracy, the rollback of democracy and the re-engineering of the economy, the de-linking of the US dollar from any real world connection (the 1971 decoupling of the dollar from gold, and unilateral abandonment of the gold standard by the US), the birth of heavily financialized global crony capitalism, and the emergence of neoliberalism and corporate globalization. All of this represented the slow-motion fascist coup which is the big business take-over of both government and the global economy.

Fascism is not men in black uniforms goose-stepping in the streets, necessarily. It is the hyper-concentration of power in the hands of the few, whereby big business has effectively usurped and taken over the powers of democratic governments.

And there can be a fascism with a right-wing face, or a liberal face. The outer guise does not matter. It is the concentration of real power which is the central definition and sole, truly grave danger.

It is not the window dressings we need to be afraid of, but the lust for power which is at the core of fascism, and which has clearly been at the core of neoliberalism, its for-runner, for well over 40 years.

What is neoliberalism?

First of all, neoliberalism is not static. It is always changing. The cancer stage of capitalism describes it well, as the Canadian philosopher John McMurtry put it.

Neoliberalism is always morphing. There is no permanent state of neoliberalism. It began with crony capitalism, and it is moving toward its culmination, which is fascism.

The central tendency of neoliberalism is the same as crony capitalism, or capitalism itself: it is the tendency to concentrate wealth, and therefore power, in ever greater degrees, in ever fewer hands.

What began as liberal capitalist democracies in the late 1700’s, quickly devolved and descended into crony capitalism, which means societies effectively ruled by business elites, with democracy reduced, by and large, to an essentially hollow shell.

That wasn’t much of a step, since that was essentially the starting point of Western liberal capitalist democracies. They were dominated by land-owning elites, slavers, merchants and manufacturers from the outset. It was easy and natural to continue that trajectory of de facto elite rule.

Thomas Jefferson saw what was happening in 1812, when he said, “I pray we shall crush the birth of the moneyed aristocracy in its infancy, for already it bids defiance to our laws and seeks a contest of strength with our democratic government.”

But we failed to listen. We did not place checks and balances, or any effectual limits, on the natural tendency of capitalism to concentrate wealth, and thus to concentrate power.

The result is neoliberalism: a social order in which business elites – the less than 1,000 corporate CEOs and 1,000 billionaires who meet yearly at Davos – effectively rule the world, and rule over every major nation and government, with few exceptions.

But the important realization is that neoliberalism is not the final end point of this historically unfolding trajectory. It is just a mid-point on the arc. The descending arc of modern democracy runs from 1776, through crony capitalism, through neoliberalism, to its natural conclusion – which is the full merger of business and the state: which, again, as Mussolini said, is called corporatism – which, as he said, is the proper term for fascism.

There is nothing new with neoliberalism. As Chomsky said, it is not particularly new, and it is not particularly liberal. What it is, is a bid for power. Business elites 200 years ago simply wanted more and more wealth and power, and they got it. 200 years later, having effectively taken over the global economy, the financial system, the media, much of academia, science and the church, and most governments and international institutions in the world, the ruling business elite are now seeking to consolidate their power – before they lose it.

They are keenly aware that they have been in the midst of a rapidly deepening, global crisis of legitimacy, which is quickly coming to a global tipping point. Their advisors have told them what this means. It means the Western corporate oligarchy could collapse like a house of cards, virtually overnight, just as the Soviet Empire collapsed, between 1989 and 1991.

The Western elite are terrified of losing power, and at the same time, have never had such dizzying heights of power – although it is increasingly, and undeniably, fragile. They simply want to batten down the hatches and hold onto what they’ve got – as the new rulers of the world – by any means necessary. Fascism is simply the most expedient means to their desired end. In fact, it is the only means available. It is either that, or it is major compromise with the people, and the tolerating of real democracy – which they decidedly do not want; or else, losing power altogether – which they are adamantly opposed to.

The Western elite see the resort to a more authoritarian, and highly controlled, technocratic, scientific fascism, as their only means to keep their power – without having to compromise with the pesky 99.9%, or demands such as justice, equality, freedom, democracy, civil liberties, environmental concerns, or anything that might require a sharing of wealth or power.

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In 2020, we are seeing the Western and Eastern oligarchies carry out a test run and a social engineering project with a global mass house arrest and lockdown of society, rationalized by a greatly exaggerated public health crisis.

The facts are coming in now, to confirm what should have been obvious from the beginning. The mortality rate in Europe this year is no higher than in the three previous years, and in fact lower, despite the “pandemic”. The centre, right and left all swallowed the hook, line and sinker of this latest propaganda war, and accepted the trial run of fascist lockdown – cheerfully. They will, it is hoped, soon come to their senses, and check the facts, and more importantly, question the rationalizations for a global police state.

What was emerging in 2019, was a global wave of democratic uprisings, and the beginnings of a wave of global democratic revolutions. This explains the 2020 lockdown, along with the end of the line for the ability of vast money printing to keep afloat a wildly unstable global economy.

The bastardized germ theory, or what has become the standard narrative, simply does not fit the facts. Sociological analysis explains what should have been obvious from the start. Elites are scared of losing power. They are lying in historically typical ways in order to hold onto power.

A sixth grade child could understand it. How is it that our best minds cannot?

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Whether it is sooner or later, the people of the West must reclaim their democracy and their freedom. And in China, they must discover that this is, in fact, a better way than the Maoist-corporatist Confucian totalitarianism, which they currently have.

In the world’s biggest democracy, which is India, with the second largest middle class in the world, the people must decide if they wish to see the death of the Gandhian dream, of freedom, democracy, self-government and independence, tolerance and peace, as the country which for thousands of years has been one of the great spiritual lights of the world descends into a narrow-minded, bigoted, petty and brutal, barbaric neoliberal/neoconservative corporatist oligarchy and fascist state, a la Modi, sowing war both within and outside its borders, like a mad leper devouring his own flesh; or whether, perhaps, they can imagine something better.

(And I am with Gandhi, Vandana Shiva, and Arundhati Roy: I say they can.)

Whatever transpires in the weeks, months and years ahead, we will not see neoliberalism last. It is rapidly descending, or morphing, to be precise, into the full merger of business and the state, which is fascism. Only the willfully ignorant, or most dogmatic of ideologues, can refuse to see this most obvious fact by now.

Whether this new, second wave of fascism lasts decades, or is but a brief flash, is up to the people to decide. But if it lasts for long, not only will freedom and democracy, human rights and dignity be crushed, at least temporarily; but so too, will all chances and all hopes for a green and sustainable society; or even, a viable future of any kind for humanity on Earth.

This is our last stand. Make your choices well.

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Roughly 650 years ago, in the mid-1300s, the Black Plague spelled the beginning of the end for feudalism. While the global “pandemic” of the CIA-Wuhan Flu in 2020, so far, and by all present measures, is infinitely smaller in magnitude than the Black Death, and more on par with the common flu; the draconian lockdown and mass house arrest of more than three billion people has caused an economic meltdown that is fanning the flames of social unrest, which were already extremely high and rising by 2019.

We can look at that authoritarian lockdown and its implications in two broad ways – other ways being frankly deceitful, or else delusional. Ominous and disastrous, is one side of the implications. Potential for great, tectonic social change, is the other side, and equally as real. Crisis always presents opportunity, as well as roads to change.

However, in the early 21st century, unlike the 14th century, with the neo-feudalism which we are now facing, both East and West, we do not have 400 years to throw it off, and rise above it.

If it takes us 400 years to overcome our present global neo-feudal order, or even 40 years, then humanity, by all likelihood, and almost certainly, will have ceased to exist, for the global ecosystems of the world will have long since been degraded to the point of collapse.

Whatever we are going to do, we had best reflect deeply, and be clear as to the true meaning and implications of our actions. What we do not need now is to forge the shackles and chains of our own slavery, or sow the seeds of our own destruction, thinking that is the road to freedom, to happiness, to security, or to a better world.

Moreover, whatever we do, we had best do it now. We have simply run out of time for any kind of denial, dithering, delays, avoidance or evasion, procrastination or hesitation. The time, quite simply, is now.

Democracy must be reborn. It truly is, now or never.

JTR,
April 8, 2020

Coronavirus: Martial Law & The New Police State

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2020 by jtoddring

An excellent live webstream discussion was given last night by Sayer Ji, the founder of GreenMedInfo – the best source I know of for science-based health information. His remarks offer a calm, well-reasoned, fact-based entry into the discussion as to what in the world is really going on with the coronavirus hysteria, and the obvious draconian, authoritarian responses by governments around the world.

James Corbett summed it up well: every authoritarian in the world is taking advantage of the crisis. And that is the gist of it.

The coronavirus itself is still less dangerous than the common flu, traffic accidents, or bathtub drownings. But the draconian, authoritarian responses to the virus, are ushering in fascism, most ominously, as well as destroying the global economy, and will create millions of times more deaths from the coming economic crash than the virus is ever likely to do.

GreenMedInfo founder and primary medical researcher Sayer Ji, in his live webstream discussion last night, was mainly re-assuring people that the sky is not falling, though things are decidedly bad, and the growing authoritarianism is certainly very concerning, to say the least.

He emphasized natural methods of boosting immunity, if people are afraid of germs. He said, emphatically, he is not.

He re-stated the view of every serious researcher and analyst I have seen. (At present, there are only a handful, since the best and the brightest have joined the masses for the moment, it seems, and have also temporarily lost their minds, or at least their ability to think rationally.)

He stated the obvious, which is this: based on the facts and figures to date, the virus danger is wildly exaggerated (2% mortality rate now confirmed for Italy, and 90% of deaths are among the very old and the severely ill) – probably, and almost certainly, for political motives (ie: social control, both in China and in the West).

He posted a summary of the articles that appeared in Rolling Stone and The Hill yesterday, March 22, on the US government’s Department of Justice secretly calling on Congress to suspend constitutional rights, in order to allow indefinite detention – for anyone who MAY be infected, or is deemed infected, or is suspected of being infected: in short, anyone the government wants to “quarantine”.

It is an obvious power grab, as Sayer Ji at GreenMedInfo, Gerald Celente at Trends Journal, and James Corbett, along with myself, have made clear.

Make sure you read the GreenMedInfo summary articles, and above all, see the video on Medical Martial Law, by the Corbett Report.

The Rockefeller Foundation made plans in 2013 for what they called “Lock Step”: a move to “a more authoritarian order” “with tighter government control” – utilizing a pandemic as the means to bring this about, during a state of public health emergency.

Since popular movements shut down the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle in 1999, the ruling corporate oligarchy have been afraid of the rising tide of global protests, and the growing crisis of legitimacy, that threaten to sweep them from power. They have been dreaming of, and planning for, preparing for, and writing about, the nullification of constitutional rule, civil liberties, freedom and democracy, and the consolidation of their powers by use of a global police state, for over 20 years. This “crisis” is largely their creation. Whether natural or man-made, they have clearly turned it to their advantage. This is disaster capitalism. Read The Shock Doctrine. This is a desperate act by desperate men to stave off social change, and to ensconce themselves in power for another generation – and to hell with the other 99% of humanity, democracy, freedom, civil rights, or the future of life on Earth.

Whether the coronavirus was a deliberately released bioweapon – perhaps the first joint US-China military operation, designed to consolidate the powers of oligarchs East and West, which it clearly has done, and done remarkably well (and the evidence points in this direction), or an accidentally released bioweapon, or a natural virus, in any case, the indisputable facts are these:

1) The danger of the virus has been vastly exaggerated, for political and/or commercial reasons that are clearly unrelated to public health;

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2) The manufactured crisis is being used as a pretext to establish what the billionaire elite and their political minions have been clearly seeking, moving towards, preparing for, dreaming about, and also writing about, for years – especially since 9/11: the consolidation of the corporate-state oligarchy, by means of the creation of a global police state, and the suspension of all constitutional rule, human rights and civil liberties.

Make sure you watch the Gerald Celente, Trends Journal video from March 17, in particular. Remember, this is the best trend analyst in the world – the guy all the major governments and all the biggest corporations go to for trend analysis. He puts it plainly enough.

Get ready to fight for freedom and democracy, or to be slaves. Yes, it is that stark.

As the US constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley said, at an earlier juncture, when the elite were just getting warmed up on their constitution-shredding power grab, (I’m elaborating further here on what he said) this is not just a roll-back to pre-New Deal times, and a tearing up of the social contract of compromise between the ruling business elite and the other 99% of the people; it’s not just a roll-back to Charles Dickens’ time, in the early industrial revolution; it’s not just a roll-back to before the American and French Revolutions of 200 years ago. This is a roll-back of 800 years of common law, based on the Magna Carta, the basis of all constitutional law – the right to not be arbitrarily arrested or indefinitely detained without trial.

This is an attempt by the new empire of global corporate oligarchs and their political minions to establish a new kind of feudalism, with themselves as the God-kings, who are thoroughly above the law, with the people stripped of all rights and all protections, and at the mercy of the ruling elite.

See Jonathan Turley and Keith Olbermann, The Military Commissions Act 2006.

How familiar are Olbermann’s words from that time:

“We have lived, as if in a trance.”

That about sums up the state of the people now.

“We have lived in fear. And now, our freedoms and our rights in peril, we awaken to realize, we have been afraid of the wrong thing.”

It is exactly the same then as now.

The Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act began the shredding of constitutional rights, as part of the professed “War On Terrorism”, in 2001 and 2006. The new quarantine laws and pandemic/public health emergency laws, seal the destruction of 800 years of constitutional rule since the Magna Carta.

To stop a virus that has a death toll of 1% of the common flu, we are willing to accept a global police state? Very wise. Very wise indeed.

What the “war on terror” began, which was a war on democracy, will be finished by the war on a germ, and for the same purposes and ends.

If we don’t stop this now, or very, very soon, we will be peasants and serfs, or worse, and more likely: we will be slaves.

The real danger, as I have been saying, is not a virus that has 1% the death toll globally as the common flu – but the fascist response to it.

Get ready to defeat the second wave of fascists. We defeated them in WWII. We will defeat them again.

JTR,
March 23, 2020

Here is the best analysis on the coronavirus event that I have seen anywhere to date:

The Corbett Report (what serious investigative journalism looks like)

Liberty – such an outdated concept…

 

It’s happening again, and the war on democracy and constitutional rights and freedoms is intensifying – with the war on a germ, and the pandemic laws and draconian responses of elites that are ushering in martial law.

 

The war on germs is the new 9/11

 

Peddling hysteria

 

Fascist response to virus hysteria is also crashing global economy

 

Italian Government Study: 99% of their Coronavirus Fatalities Were Already Sick; Half Diagnosed with 3 or More Diseases

Serious doubts about the accuracy of COVID-19 testing methods, results, mortality rates, and the supposedly unique and extreme lethality of this virus are starting to emerge, even within mainstream media and government reporting. A recent study released by the Italy’s national health authority found that nearly everyone who was pronounced dead from COVID-19 was already struggling with serious chronic disease(s).

The Bloomberg article also pointed out that the primary threat is to the elderly (the average age of someone who died was 79.5) and that the fatality rate may have been significantly overblown: instead of 8%, the fatality rate may, in fact, be closer to the global average of about 2%.

“The median age of the infected is 63 but most of those who die are older.

The average age of those who’ve died from the virus in Italy is 79.5. As of March 17, 17 people under 50 had died from the disease. All of Italy’s victims under 40 have been males with serious existing medical conditions.

According to the GIMBE Foundation, about 100,000 Italians have contracted the virus, daily Il Sole 24 Ore reported. That would bring back the country’s death rate closer to the global average of about 2%.” 

This new report challenges much of the global reporting on the topic which presents a unilateral narrative that simply being exposed (within six feet) to someone who may have tested positive for the virus is life-threatening, independent of one’s health status and other precautions one might take, such as supporting one’s immune system.

In short, the Italian Government’s own federal health agency report shows that a) the coronavirus danger is wildly exaggerated, b) is almost exclusively a threat to the very old and the already ill, and c) IS NOT A DANGER OF CONTAGION TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT EITHER EXTREMELY OLD OR SEVERELY IMMUNE COMPROMISED. THIS MEANS THAT THE MASS QUARANTINE AND POLICE STATE MEASURES ARE COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED. IT MEANS THAT THE POLICE STATE MEASURES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH, AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH AN ELITE POWER GRAB – AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING FROM THE START.    – JTR, March 23, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus: Facts & Fall-Out

Posted in activism, analysis, corporate fascism, corporate rule, corporations, corporatism, corporatocracy, coup, crash, crisis of democracy, crisis of legitimacy, democracy, democratic deficit, disaster, economic collapse, economics, elite, empire, empowerment, end-game, fascism, freedom, genetic engineering, globalism, health, must-read, police state, political economy, politics, propaganda, Uncategorized, war on democracy with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2020 by jtoddring

Four explanations of coronavirus outbreak: 

1. Standard narrative of Western governments and media: natural virus, extreme danger, draconian measures needed, justified

2. Weaponized biowarfare virus accidentally leaked from Wuhan BSL4 bioweapons lab

3. US elites (military industrial complex, or deep state) launched biowarfare in hybrid war with China, without informing President or Congress

4. Chinese actors, working for Chinese government, or perhaps US elites, released virus from Wuhan BSL-4

The think tank, The Great Game, from India, claims evidence of #4.

Jury is out.

What we do know for certain, is this:

The virus is still less dangerous than the common flu – in terms of death toll, it is just 1% of the common flu, and just a sliver of the death toll from war, poverty, hunger, obesity, poor diets, traffic accidents, pharmaceuticals, or even bathtub drownings; but the response to the virus is bringing fascism, economic collapse, and possibly war: three great & very real dangers.

My view: explanation 5:

Whether natural or not, the virus is being used by disaster capitalism, both East and West, as a power grab: elites are using the crisis, whether natural or manufactured, to consolidate their power by stripping the people of their power, their freedoms, and their rights. War and economic collapse are probable reprecussions. Fascism is certain, unless we stop it.

Question everything. Keep the big picture in mind. Keep a long term perspective. And, as Public Enemy said, “Don’t believe the hype.”

JTR,

March 18, 2020

Post-Script:

Want to know what’s happening? Listen to Gerald Celente. What to understand the deeper patterns and big picture? Listen to Chomsky. Between Celente and Chomsky you will understand the world very well. No one is infallible, but they’re 99% right, 99% of the time. #Coronavirus

See also:

China Locked in Hybrid War with US – Global Research

Gerald Celente, Trends Journal, March 17, 2020: Fascism & Economic Crash Follow   Virus Hype

Lockdown: Fascism 2, Sanity 0

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2020 by jtoddring

China and Italy, both with authoritarian governments, are the first to put their countries under lockdown. The Davos oligarchs think that’s wonderful, of course. Divide & conquer, sow fear & reap control. There are many roads to fascism. This is one.‬ The response is far more dangerous than the crisis (a virus) it claims to address.

JTR,
March 10, 2020

 

For critical background and context, see my earlier essays:

Coronavirus Update

Danger & Delusion

Reality Check

Importing From China: A Virus? Or A Totalitarian Model Of Elite Control?

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Someone prescient once said, “Those who would sacrifice a little freedom for a little security, deserve neither, and will lose both.” We would do well to remember those words now.

And we are most definitely in the process of losing both, as we speak.

But maybe we aspire to be very healthy, germ-free slaves?

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A friend said to me the other day, “Do you think China has 700 million people under lockdown for no reason?!”

I replied by saying:

China has been a police state for over fifty years, at least since the start of the “Cultural Revolution” in 1966 – the Chinese government prefers lockdown, for reasons of control: any pretext will do.

The thought of China taking such drastic measures to contain this latest virus surely makes many people assume that the virus must truly be terrifically dangerous. Surely China would not take such drastic or draconian measures if it were not. But we just explained why the Chinese government prefers totalitarian control measures, under any and all circumstances – and any crisis, real or imagined, will do for creating the justification for authoritarian measures. (Disaster capitalism is a globalized game endeavour.)

The entire assumption that the danger must be real if the government response is so extreme, simply falls apart upon examination, or the slightest critical thought.

China now has 600 million security cameras for 1.2 billion people – one camera for every two people, and with ever growing, soon to be total surveillance.

China now has a system of social credits, incorporated into its social control system, which is plugged into its surveillance system, and its economy. If you spit on the sidewalk, or jaywalk, are involved in one of the thousands of protests occurring every day, or, heaven forbid, criticize the government, then, low and behold, you find that you are refused for loans, mortgages, even the purchase of a train ticket. (And Facebook is working hard to introduce a similar system for the West. Good ole’ Zuck.)

China has gone headlong, and willfully, into a very consciously totalitarian system of extreme authoritarian control. What the Chinese government does, should not be taken as a good model for our policies, responses or behaviour: China is a police state.

Not only are China’s actions frequently and utterly unacceptable in a free society; but its actions are frequently motivated, not by concern for public health, for example, but by simple control.

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What we should be more concerned about, is not the import of a few germs from China, which, so far, are much less dangerous than the flu: but the import of a totalitarian social model which would make Orwell cringe in horror.

But, then again, we in the West now have our own brand of technocracy, corporate fascism, and Orwellian oligarchy. It’s called the ECB, the Fed, the military-industrial-security complex – or simply, the corporate police state.

We needn’t import anything from China, as far as authoritarian social models go. In fact, the elite from East and West might want to swap notes. And I’m sure that Western and Eastern oligarchs have, and are, busily sharing notes.

After all, the Chinese authoritarians are our business partners now. A shared hatred for democracy and freedom, which is common, and nearly universal among the ruling classes of both East and West, simply seals the pact.

China has embraced neo-feudal corporatism. The West has embraced corporatist neo-feudalism. One is the mirror image of the other. The former has the bureaucratic elite in charge of a corporate capitalist economy; the latter has the corporate elite in charge of the bureaucratic and political-state powers. But although they have different inflections, both represent the merger of business and the state, which, as Mussolini said, is properly called corporatism, which is the proper term for fascism.

So, welcome to the Brave New World, germophobes. Wash your hands before kissing the ground before your masters, please.

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De-industrializing the Western nations, and offshoring production to China and other low-wage regions, was astronomically profitable for the Western business elite. But, it destroyed the middle class at home; destroyed and gutted domestic consumer market demand, thus destroying and hollowing out the economy, which is now ready for implosion and collapse; caused inequality and poverty to soar; has led to a growing backlash and rising social tensions, as well as right-wing pseudo-populist movements of demagoguery and scape-goating (think Trump and co, and even worse); and with the resulting social, economic and political tensions about to erupt, either into revolution, or civil war, as a result. Good plan.

This has been truly great leadership, for the past 50 years. Now, we are reaping the harvest.

Short-sighted would be one word for it. The destruction and collapse of the United States, and the entire Western world, brought on by the greed and egomania, and power-lust, of the Western business and plutocratic elite, would be a more precise and detailed description.

In any case, to import China’s model of authoritarian, Orwellian, and totalitarian social control – based on the full and active cooperation of the new tech giants, and the Western corporate and governmental powers, is, quite simply put, disastrously insane.

We are importing a dark age. And everyone is worried about a few bugs.

Smart thinking.

JTR,
March 9, 2020

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