2020 has been interesting, to say the least. First, a global pandemic that was initially said to wipe out 1-2 million Americans. And then, racial turmoil with demands to disband police departments reverberating throughout the union. Let’s first cast the lens on the novel Coronavirus, so that we may better connect the dots as to what might be transpiring before our eyes.
I first heard of Covid-19 this past December while on vacation in the Florida panhandle. Reports were coming out of China, and we all know how murky and problematic that can be. China isn’t exactly a beacon of free press. At the time, protests were a mainstay in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of Chinese were demanding reforms to their oppressive Communist regime. Growing support throughout the International community blossomed, and suddenly, change seemed tenable. Then, voila, a novel virus takes foot in Wuhan, China, a city about the size of London located in central China. The drowning out of the Hong Kong protests follows suit.
While in the Sunshine State, I did my best to keep up with what was happening on the other side of the world. To be clear, I’ve been counting down the days as to when, not if, a war with China will commence. A month went by, we ushered in a new decade, and then the virus began to ravage Italy and Spain. Still on the other side of the pond at that point, but I was privy to the fact that the U.S.A. would have its own encounter with an invisible virus allegedly raging a war on humanity. I use the word alleged for one simple reason: if I haven’t seen it with my own eyes, or know somebody who has contracted it, I won’t take the word of governments or media outlets at face value.
Crazy? To me, crazy is believing in entities who have lied to me time and time again. The entire 2000s was a decade in which our government and the media fabricated story after story of Oil producing countries out to decimate Americans. Factor in the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers whose lives were shattered for warmongering profiteers, and well, my confidence in big brother and news outlets has never been the same.
March 2020 rolled around. I was back to my normal day-to-day life. Some time in the evening on the 11th, my twitter feed was bombarded by news of the NBA postponing their season until further notice due to Covid-19. Soon afterward, the NHL did the same and some ridiculous story of Tom Hanks contracting the Coronavirus while in Australia hit the airwaves. With the floodgates open, America was under siege.
More celebrities suddenly contracted the virus. My spidey senses were tingling. They reached an all-time high when a barrage of videos of Healthcare Practitioners doing childish TikTok dance numbers while on duty hit the web. A virus was decimating human beings, hospitals were ill-equipped and flooded with sick patients, and yet healthcare workers somehow found the time to do their best Broadway musical impressions? Interesting.
Soon afterward, America came to a screeching halt. Instructions to stay home followed, and a new vernacular was adopted without the bat of an eyelash. Words like practise self-distancing, pandemic, quarantine, sprung up everywhere. Masks were a necessity. We were told to inform authorities if we witnessed neighbors not complying with new mandates. To top things off, our aging parents were left to fend for themselves.
I adapted, not because I wanted to, but because it was the only way to make it through life. For the record, I wasn’t always a skeptic. I was educated at a Big Ten University, and throughout my twenties and early thirties, one could pigeon hole me as a Liberal without resistance on my end. However, a funny thing has happened in this country over the last fifteen years. Thanks to social media, individuals rally behind movements not out of internal meaning, or because it’s the right thing to do. There’s a selfish motive automating these persons. They live by how many ‘likes’ they can garner from a tweet, an Instagram photo, a Facebook rant. It’s “Hey, look at me, look what I’m about.”
If you believe I’m off base, by all means, speak up. I’m all for discourse. I am open to listening with the goal of understanding varying viewpoints – that’s what makes America so special. In today’s climate, however, it’s a shrinking enterprise to publicly take a differing stance from the hundreds of thousands of Social Justice Warriors with nothing but time on their hands.
Back to connecting the dots. Sometime in late-April stories leaked from sources working at hospitals that the Covid-19 numbers were being manipulated. Fatalities due to other reasons were being lumped into the Coronavirus category to keep numbers inflated and citizens terrified. Initially, it was dismissed as alt-right rhetoric, but with each passing week, more whistleblowers stepped forward with credible accounts as to the pandemic being questionable at best. What to do, profiteers? Simple. Stoke the fires of race, loot, pillage the country, and take the spotlight off of Corona.
If this sounds like a madman typing, ask yourself, why is social distancing a necessity to stave off imminent death one week, but not an issue the next when tens of thousands of protestors gather in cities like Minneapolis, Atlanta, Philadelphia. I don’t have the answers. I believe that politicians, big tech companies, and celebrities have an agenda and are constantly working to inundate us with it. Again, feel free to dismiss me as crazy. I can handle it. But, when was the last time that you could unequivocally state that those in power told you the truth?
We’re at the halfway point of an election year. The madness, in my opinion, has only just begun. Expect a new narrative once the BLM movement stalls. Who knows what it might be. One thing’s for certain; it will end with you, and I pitted against one another while those pulling the strings behind the scenes continue to amass power and influence. My money’s on the gradual disbandment of our police officers. They’ll continue to spin and eventually conclude that humans are flawed. They will assert that humans are unable to check our prejudices and biases. The natural solution to the cop issue plaguing our land; robots. This will usher in the A.I. agenda, and by the end of this decade, James Cameron’s dystopian paradigm seen in both Terminator films may very well become reality.
One cannot underestimate the necessity of owning a firearm today more so than ever in the history of our country. Riots have become the new norm. The mob mentality plaguing a nearby town could very well be on your doorstep sooner than you think. This isn’t a fear tactic I’m employing to spike gun sales. This is me stating a fact. Any human with a keen sense of observation can see there’s an undercurrent pointing to one inevitable conclusion in the U.S.; civil war. Brace yourselves fellow Americans. It’s bound to be a bumpy ride.
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