4/10/20: COVID 1984 – THE VIRUS OF AUTOMATED TYRANNY

MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS

Today it was yet another beautiful spring day in Oregon and it appeared that many people were breaking their chains of lockdown in order to drive or walk or even sit on the porch to bide their time.

For the first time in weeks, I did not watch the morning news. I am growing tired of the whole exercise and I am getting tired of the idea that for some reason we are becoming hermits because of an organized effort by the media to tell you that life has risks.

The one particular risk is COVID-19.

Before COVID-19 happened, you went about your lives without thinking about the risks you take. That cigarette you smoke maybe your last – that fourth martini that you have at your three martini lunch could be the very thing that puts you in an accident that can kill you.

That stress you put on your body lifting that garbage can could trigger a massively fatal heart attack – you can go to a routine check up for that headache you have and find out that it is malignant tumor that will end your life prematurely.

The risks are all there, but somehow you tell yourself you have control over these things and maybe doctors can provide direct solutions—COVID-19 is now different.

While there are those who claim to have solutions, there are others who choose to contradict those priceless answers for political reasons. It is unfortunate to say that those who see it as getting worse are becoming the realists and those who chastise the many for being doomsayers are becoming just as annoying because they appear to have no semblance of survival instinct in this brave new world.

Both are right and both are wrong – COVID-19 is the Schrodinger’s Cat of the viral breed.

It is normal to say that the future is affecting the present. Programming so-called future catastrophic events into the minds of the people silences all aspirations and dreams. It shatters the fragile soul and creates apathy for an existence that will have no hope and no savior. Government knows that the way to insure that the future remains frightening is to increase the police state, breathe new life into the criminal mentality, and infuse the zeitgeist with entertainment centered on police brutality, armed conflict, and death.

The government feeds you what is grotesque and some people accept it as sustenance. The consensus that hasn’t awakened is moving closer to an untimely demise. With a plague in the present and a famine on the way we see things deteriorate and we either panic or pay no mind to it.

It is either denial or ignorance.

We use the “economy” as an excuse to not be charitable. Keeping people poor increases, the cannon fodder for a more militant world take over.

The jobless become soldiers and fight a war that looks as if it will not end. The COVID-19 issue will and shall always be open ended .. and here is why.

When COVID-19 claimed its first patient in the United States, it was called the invisible enemy and enemy worthy of declaring war.

Joe Biden said during the democratic debate “We’re at war with a virus” and then came President Trump’s statement “We have to fight that invisible enemy—unknown, but we are getting to know it a lot better.”

Orwell, did a great job of describing how empty words of politicians somehow fill the air but give little of substance to the people when he said: War rhetoric, like all stilted political language, is tailored “to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

In this case politicians are still giving solidity to wind as like the wind is invisible, so is COVID-19. COVID-19 is the enemy—unlike a terrorist or an assassin or a country it is invisible.

This means that leaders can use an invisible threat at any time to control us.

All they have to do is agree that there is something out there that can kill you, they don’t have to present any evidence of it.

There is a statement that has been passed around in conspiracy theory circles that has been attributed to Henry Kissinger.

“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world government.”

This statement was allegedly made in Evian France On May 21, 1992 at a Bilderberg meeting.

Unbeknownst to Kissinger, his speech was taped by a Swiss delegate to the meeting.

This is what Kissinger knew was going to happen – he just didn’t know when and he probably was wondering who would be diabolical enough to threaten the world with a scorched earth policy in order to bring about a New world order.

The war that has been unleashed has no soldiers in the fight – but there are rookie recruits who went from hand washing to handing over their rights.

Those of us taking responsible measures—canceling engagements, homeschooling children, self-isolation, fearing for the health and well-being of everyone we know and everyone we don’t—are already acting as conscripts in a mass battle of patience and attrition.

How do our would-be commanders envision the war on coronavirus playing out? They appear to not have a plan to pull us out of the war we are in –again this is right out of Orwell’s Playbook:

“The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation.”

It was John Bolton who dissolved the National Security Council’s global health security team, Trump hired him and then fired him and of course, Trump gets blamed. No one is clear on that because the media would have to attack Bolton, who for some reason became an ally of the media because he was going to expose trump as incompetent during the impeachment proceedings.

Many times I have discussed how Bolton and several other men in government had a plan to change this country with a manifesto that they wrote called The Project for the New American Century: Rebuilding America’s Defense.

Under the Chairmanship of William Kristol, the same William Kristol who lead the charge to impeach President Trump, and co-authored by John Bolton, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, and Donald Rumsfeld, Rebuilding America’s Defenses stated that to “further the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one-absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event- like a new Pearl Harbor”. Going further to describe its Hobbesian agenda, the cabal stated that “the Cold War was a bipolar world; the 21st century world is- for the moment at least- decidedly unipolar with America as the world’s sole superpower”.

While much has been said about the “inside job” of 9/11, a lesser appreciated terrorist act occurred over several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001 killing five and infective 17 in the form of envelopes laced with bio-weaponized anthrax.

This anthrax attack led quickly into the 2004 Bioshield Act with a $5 billion budget and mandate to “pre-empt and defend further bioweapon attacks”. This new chapter of the revolution in military affairs was to be coordinated from leading bioweapons facility at the Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick. Since 2002, over $50 billion has been spent on Bioweapons research and defense to date.

The earlier October 2000 The Rebuilding Americas Defenses document emphasized the importance which the neocon cabal placed on bioweapons and other next generation war tech stating:

“Combat will likely take place in new dimensions: In space, cyber-space and perhaps the world of microbes… advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool”.

This would indicate that both 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic would be sufficient enough to transform America into a military gulag. As we can also see they also have plans for the internet and what may be out there in space.

Where Hitler used the burning of the Reichstag to justify his enabling Acts, the neocons had their 9/11. The difference in the case of America was that Cheney failed to achieve the same level of absolute control over his nation as Hitler captured by 1934.

We have seen a transformation that has taken 20 years to achieve now with the “enemy” being invisible gives those in power control over the psychological well-being of the country. Declaring war on the invisible enemy is a motivator to push an Orwellian dystopia on the American people.

Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have suggested mobilizing the military to build tent health facilities or repurpose base installations as care centers; Cuomo also suggested he be given control of the Army Corps of Engineers. The military has had to push back by reminding politicians that its medical and logistical assets are geared toward treatment of mass casualties, not limitation of viral contagion.

The Pentagon has already begun to contend with coronavirus cases among ships’ crews and in barracks, as well as the recently gained knowledge that its most hardened nuclear-proof bunkers can’t protect against simple viruses. The Department of Defense is ready, willing and able to support civilian authorities to the greatest extent possible.

The evidence is the train cars transporting military ordinance through cities, d-mort tents and the visual of mass graves in order to give that war edge to everything. It can be argued that these images are unnecessary but they certainly send the message to the minds of the people that this is a war – a war against an enemy as invisible as the wind.

The unfortunate thing is that this invisible enemy we are hearing about and the war that has been waged appears to be open ended.

Sometimes, this will be to urge public complacency when the government seeks to conceal its own incompetence. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar refused to answer questions on Sunday about how many ventilators—the key determinant in how many Covid-19 victims will live or die—the United States had on hand, calling it a “national security” issue. (Trump, meanwhile, has advised the nation’s governors looking for respirators and ventilators to “try getting it yourselves.”

But like a war, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to inflict far more casualties than we normally count. It has taken months to get a seeming majority of Americans to take seriously the possibility that their behavior means life or death for friends, loved ones, and strangers who are susceptible to the virus’s direct effects.

But virtually no one is focused on the cascade of depression, and death that will come as indirect effects of the virus’s progress: patients with other afflictions who will die as Covid-19 victims take up ICU space, equipment, and personnel; healthy delivery drivers who fall asleep at the wheel covering shifts for a sick colleague or picking up extra work to cover a shortfall at home.

Rather than lay out an achievable but ambitious long-term goal to protect Americans, we are again the victims as there are among us leaders willing to abuse their power by taking advantage of the fear that they themselves generated.

Meanwhile the media does not question the party as it is evident that rather than having state television we are now watching Deep State television where the opposition is controlled with bleach blonde and well-groomed talking heads praising Trump –while younger virtue signaling hypocrites attack everything that comes out of his mouth.

As history unfolds it becomes quite clear that our interpretation of news events is based on quick glances at a newspaper, magazine or news program that is funded, owned and/or operated by a corporation that has a controlling political interest in what is being reported. This type of journalism is what you would expect in a country where the press is no longer objective. It usually turns up in countries that are highly controlled.

Countries with state-run newspapers and state-run radio and TV stations. The state of the media has been declared dead by old-timers who long for the days of real journalism, where hunting for the blockbuster story was as stimulating as delivering it. Now those days have long passed and no one understands that sometimes it takes more than a television show or a newspaper columnist to get the whole story.

While trying to keep pace with an ever-changing world there is a point where we have difficulty keeping informed of what dangers are out there that might harm our families and ourselves.

So we develop a need for instant information. A flip of the switch gets us a news report. We listen and watch for certain buzzwords or sound bites. If we do not hear anything that sounds dangerous to us or if it does not affect us directly we tend to overlook it, or ignore it.

There are times where we have neglected information that may come back and bite us in the future.

That information, of course, is history, and while some of us were nerds and paid attention to it, there were others who felt that anything dealing with history would have no bearing on our lives in the future.

This can be looked at as progressive thinking, or living life deliberately. In these ever-changing times, it becomes necessary to go back in history a bit and see how people then reacted to some of the same things that are plaguing us now.

America has become utterly intolerant of uncertainty. And in the absence of certainty, Americans scan the news, see the confusing stories, try to work on pattern seeking skills, and connect the dots.

From there come the best conspiracy theories.

The biggest conspiracy theory is about the 5G connections to COVID-19. While there are circumstances that show that 5-G certainly effects the immune systems of those who are directly exposed. The various conspiracy theories about it starting COVID-19 lack complexity and components of nanotechnology need to be included in the research as COVID-19 is more than a virus – it appears to also be a very advanced technology that also binds nanotech with biological sequencing.

One of the other most vital things that have been over looked in the conspiracy theory is that in the aftermath of COVID-19 there will be an upsurge in demand for 5G in order to effectively usher in the new normal of an advanced surveillance state.

Broadband network demand will be over the top now that companies will need to effectively enforce stay at home policies.

Moreover, is the coronavirus outbreak and the “social distancing″ required to mitigate the spread going to become the business case for more advanced and robust 5G technologies for a future in which business, health care and human interaction must be at more than an arm’s length?

The jury is still out on whether home broadband, which tends to have lower capacity than more robust business networks, will be able to handle the traffic as whole neighborhoods become Wi-Fi hotbeds as adults video conference with their co-workers and their teens stream videos in between checking Blackboard for assignments. Providers, including AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast, are facing a test of whether they’ll be able to handle the increased demand.

Even though we know that this forced shutdown is temporary, those pushing the 5G upgrade will certainly capitalize on the what if scenarios and how to cut business overhead by encouraging telecommuting.

But that of course is not all.

Google has announced that it is partnering with dozens of governments around the world, sharing its users’ location history, and, in the process, giving us an insight into how much Google has control over us and knows about us.

For example, location data gleaned from smartphones shows that there are now 85 percent fewer trips to grocery or pharmacy stores in Italy, compared to early February, before the coronavirus struck the country. Italy went on extensive lockdown, and Google’s data shows it. Retail and recreation visits are down 94 percent, trips to parks are down 90 percent, transit stations 87 percent.

The country’s infection curve appears to finally be flattening. In contrast, American retail and recreation visits are only down 47 percent, grocery and pharmacy visits 22 percent, parks 19 percent and transit stations 51 percent, suggesting American people are not staying at home nearly enough to stop the spread of this virus.

Google insists that its new policy will not breach users’ privacy, promising to “adhere to their stringent privacy protocols and protecting people’s privacy. No personally identifiable information,” it claims “will be made available at any point.”

This is not at all reassuring.

Google’s move is merely the latest in a long line linking big tech companies ever more closely with the government and the security state.

Technology allows for the monitoring of individuals to better regulate stay at home orders. However, this opens up new possibilities for authoritarian regimes. Israelis who violate quarantining are now subject to up to seven years in prison, and location data could be used against individuals.

It would be something to be sent to jail because your phone ratted on you talking a walk. Furthermore, given the country’s history of racist law enforcement, the law has the potential for serious abuse.

You don’t need an outrageous conspiracy theory to demonize 5G – 5G not only will harm your health – but it will be used by big brother to keep you under surveillance.

This is the new automated tyranny.

It would be something to be sent to jail because your phone ratted on you talking a walk. Furthermore, given the country’s history of racist law enforcement, the law has the potential for serious abuse.

Google’s move is merely the latest in a long line linking big tech companies ever more closely with the government and the security state.

For a hint of what’s in store, you can look to China—our role model for all things dystopian—where the contagion started.

In an attempt to fight the epidemic, the government has given its surveillance state apparatus—which boasts the most expansive and sophisticated surveillance system in the world—free rein. Thermal scanners using artificial intelligence (AI) have been installed at train stations in major cities to assess body temperatures and identify anyone with a fever. Facial recognition cameras and cell phone carriers track people’s movements constantly, reporting in real time to data centers that can be accessed by government agents and employers alike. And coded color alerts (red, yellow and green) sort people into health categories that correspond to the amount of freedom of movement they’re allowed: “Green code, travel freely. Red or yellow, report immediately.”

Mind you, prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese surveillance state had already been hard at work tracking its citizens through the use of some 200 million security cameras installed nationwide. Equipped with facial recognition technology, the cameras allow authorities to track so-called criminal acts, such as jaywalking, which factor into a person’s social credit score.

Social media credit scores assigned to Chinese individuals and businesses categorize them on whether or not they are “good” citizens. A real-name system—which requires people to use government-issued ID cards to buy mobile sims, obtain social media accounts, take a train, board a plane, or even buy groceries—coupled with social media credit scores ensures that those blacklisted as “unworthy” are banned from accessing financial markets, buying real estate or travelling by air or train. Among the activities that can get you labeled unworthy are taking reserved seats on trains or causing trouble in hospitals.

That same social credit score technology used to identify, track and segregate citizens is now one of China’s chief weapons in its fight to contain the coronavirus from spreading. However, it is far from infallible and a prime example of the difficulties involved in navigating an autonomous system where disembodied AI systems call the shots. For instance, one woman, who has no symptoms of the virus but was assigned a red code based on a visit to her hometown, has been blocked from returning to her home and job until her color code changes. She has been stuck in this state of limbo for weeks with no means of challenging the color code or knowing exactly why she’s been assigned a red code.

Fighting the coronavirus epidemic has given China the perfect excuse for unleashing the full force of its surveillance and data collection powers. The problem, as Eamon Barrett acknowledges in Fortune magazine, is what happens after: “Once the outbreak is controlled, it’s unclear whether the government will retract its new powers.”

The lesson for the ages: once any government is allowed to expand its powers, it’s almost impossible to pull back.

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