My Thoughts On The Panic Outbreak of 2020

“When I contemplate the natural dignity of man, when I feel (for Nature has not been kind enough to me to blunt my feelings) for the honour and happiness of its character, I become irritated at the attempt to govern mankind by force and fraud, as if they were all knaves and fools, and can scarcely avoid disgust at those who are thus imposed upon.”
~Thomas Paine~

Have you ever seen a human stampede before? A human stampede occurs when the mass of a large body of people begins moving in one direction and exerts pressure on those standing still; causing them to begin moving as well. Sometimes people fall and get trampled; especially if the movement is sudden and caused by panic or fear.

I was in a human stampede once and it was an interesting experience, although I wouldn’t want to do it again. It happened in Oakland at the Coliseum before a Van Halen/Black Sabbath concert. I was waiting in line for the doors to open, and when they did the crowd began surging towards them. I was at the top of a flight of stairs heading down to the entrance and I literally picked my feet up and was carried down the stairs without ever touching the ground. Being as that I had smoked a lot of hashish while waiting in line, I thought the whole thing was pretty cool; never realizing that if I fell I would most likely get trampled to death.

I think what is happening right now in America, and across the globe for that matter, due to the people’s fear over this outbreak of the Coronavirus is something similar; although it is being fueled by the media’s round the clock coverage of new cases and new deaths caused by a really bad cold. What we are witnessing now would not be even half as bad if the media weren’t throwing gas onto the fire with their constant reporting; and if fear mongering was a capital offense, those cocksuckers in the news media would be dangling from nooses by sundown.

Now I don’t know if these things are connected, but there is an interesting fact that someone brought to my attention the other day. It seems that during every election cycle there seems to be some new disease making its way around the world. For instance, in 2004 we saw SARS making its way around; in 2008 it was the Avian Flu; in 2012 it was MERS; in 2016 it was Zika, and now we’ve got this Covid 19 thing causing people to lose their minds.

Since it first began being reported on I began hearing stories of how the shelves in stores were quickly becoming emptied of things like bottled water, toilet paper, vitamin C, hand sanitizer, and cold remedies; panic shopping is what I like to call it. A friend of mine just told me that another friend of his just told him that the parking lot in a Memphis, Tennessee Sam’s Club is so full you can’t find a parking space, and that the people inside are stealing items from the shopping carts of other customers because the item has run out of stock.

I swear, it’s getting so crazy out there I’m thinking of taking all 5 weeks of my vacation and climbing up on my roof with a bottle of bourbon and a rifle, while Skynyrd is blasting from my speakers, and just watch the country implode due to fear and the overwhelming stupidity of the American people. I don’t have the slightest amount of fear over this Coronavirus; but the stupidity of the people is something that scares the living hell out of me; what they will believe and do based upon irrational fear.

The sad thing is, this whole thing has a life of its own now, and I don’t think there is any stopping it; it has too much momentum behind it. I think all we can do now is let the panic run its course and pray that when it subsides we still have a remainder of freedom left. I just wonder whether future historians will write about the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020 or if they will write about the panic outbreak of 2020.

Yesterday around noon California Governor Gavin Newsom was on the news discussing his plans for slowing the spread of this virus; calling for all large non-essential gatherings of people to be cancelled, and telling people to keep at least 6 feet between themselves and the next person. It seems that those doing all that panic shopping at WalMart didn’t get that memo! Now it seems that Donald Trump is jumping on the bandwagon, as he is scheduled to give a speech later today outlining his plans for handling this outbreak.

I wonder if people have ever heard of something called an immune system. Each of us has one, and it is our body’s defense mechanism against harmful germs and viruses. If our immune system is strong, if it has been given a chance to grow by fighting off routine germs, it should be able to deal with a virus such as Covid 19. Sure, you might get sick, but your body’s immune system should be able to fight it off without causing people to panic.

Unfortunately we have become obsessed with cleanliness and hygiene and our immune systems are not running at peak performance now; making the outbreak of real viruses much more serious than had the people’s immune systems been running at 100%. I can only imagine what people would be doing if this was an Ebola outbreak; where you insides turn to mush and your blood begins oozing out of your orifices. I mean, it’s bad enough now; you might even call it a zombie apocalypse when you think about how people are reacting to it.

In an article written for Live Science, it is said that the Covid 19 virus first made its appearance in China in 2019 and quickly spread; infecting 40,000 people and killing 900. That sounds like a lot of people getting sick, but when you consider that China has a population of over a billion people it comes out to roughly .04% of the people catching this illness, and even less than that dying from it. Yet to hear people talk, and see them panicking over this thing you would think that it was smallpox; which is highly contagious and kills roughly 1/3 of those who become infected with it. Or you could end up getting Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; where your brain turns into a sponge; eventually killing you.

But this is a cold; one that may hit you hard, but more people die every year from the regular flu than they do from this; and yet the World Health Organization has called it a pandemic; further fanning the flames of hysteria that were already at a fever pitch. Besides, those hardest hit by this Covid 19 are the extremely young, the extremely old, and those with compromised immune systems. Yet I see and hear healthy young people panicking in fear over a cold. It’s insane I tell you; and that is the real illness; the lack of critical thinking skills; replaced by panic induced hysteria.

I mean, for all the thinking that’s going on in America right now, people may as well have become infected with Mad Cow Disease. What I find truly amazing is what people will consent to if someone can promise to keep them safe from some threat; be it to their person or their feelings for that matter. I don’t know if it was planned, or if it was by happenstance, but it seems that people are surrendering their freedom simply because the media reports that a new virus is spreading across the globe.

I can’t be certain of this, but I still believe that this virus was engineered in a lab somewhere and released into the public to gauge how it spread; to see how people reacted to it; and to possibly manipulate the world economy. All one has to do is look at the recent losses on Wall Street to see that fear can easily cause stock prices to drop dramatically; and those behind this scare are paying close attention to all of it; keeping notes for future reference in case they decide to unleash something truly horrific upon the world population.

If you don’t think that’s possible, if you don’t think your government is capable of something so evil, you need to pull your head out of your ass and do some research; for they’ve already done it to a limited extent.

We all despise the name Joseph Mengele; the Angel of Death of Nazi fame for his human experimentation. But did you know that we, here in America, have had numerous examples of people, or our government, doing things just as evil as Mengele did? Hell, in the 1840’s J. Marion Sims, who is known as the father of gynecology, performed surgeries on un-sedated African women to study their reproductive systems. One such woman died from infection after having been operated on more than 30 times.

Then there was the Tuskegee Experiments were infected black men were told they were being treated for syphilis, but were in reality given placebos so that the doctors could study the progression of syphilis in the human body; which is also not a pleasant way to die.

Then in 1940, the U.S. Army, in conjunction with the State Department and the University of Chicago, inmates at the Stateville Penitentiary were infected with malaria to study how it affected them. In 1950 the U.S. Navy sprayed an atomized pathogen over the city of San Francisco to see how it affected the people. Beginning in the 50’s and lasting until 1972, children attending Willowbrook State School in New York were intentionally infected with hepatitus without their parents consent; saying it was a routine vaccine.

Let us not forget that throughout its history the U.S. military has used its fighting men and women as human guinea pigs to monitor how people reacted to thing such as radiation and biological weapons.

So, if you think that your government, or some other government for that matter, is not capable of infecting the people with this Covid 19 virus, you don’t know the first thing about what kind of evil government is capable of. Hell, all one has to do is undertake a serious study of the events of 9/11 to see what government is capable of; and if you believe the official story about that, there is no hope for you.

Just look at what happened after 9/11; I think some people would have been willing to sell their daughters into a lifetime of prostitution if it would have defended America against those ‘evil’ terrorists. As it is they accepted the governments implementation of agencies, policies, laws and programs that decimated the Bill of Rights. Then when someone like Edward Snowden comes along and tries to expose the extend of your government’s crimes, you say TRAITOR, TRAITOR. It reminds me of when Patrick Henry said, “Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George the Third—” whereupon someone in the crowd cried TREASON; to which Henry responded, “If this be treason make the most of it.”

Yet thanks to the media and their round the clock coverage; repeatedly showing the collapse of the Twin Towers, and the political pundits repeating the ‘official’ story line, the people fell for the lie and accepted the surrendering of their freedom to protect them from those bad terrorists. Now all they have to do is report on a foiled terrorist attack and the people willingly surrender a bit more of that freedom. Just look at what happened after the shoe bomber and that guy who tried to smuggle the liquid components for an explosive device onto a plane. Now you have to remove your shoes before boarding a plane and no unopened bottles can be carried onto one.

Then of course there is my own personal story of what happened when I returned from vacation in the Philippines. My brother in law had made me a fine hand crafted belt buckle with a miniature replica of a .357 Magnum revolver; complete with rotating chamber and 5 bullets. It was no bigger than a can of Copenhagen dipping snuff, and I had passed through 5 X-Ray checkpoints without any problems.

Then I get to the final checkpoint, manned by a TSA Agent. He X-rayed my bag and told me to open it. I did, and he removed the belt buckle, saying I could not carry any image or replica of a firearm onto an international flight. I tried explaining that I’d already checked in my other bag and couldn’t transfer it, and that I’d already passed through 5 other checkpoints without anyone finding anything wrong with it. I asked him, “What, am I gonna hijack a plane with a belt buckle?” He said rules are rules; and that’s when I lost my cool. I pulled up my shirtsleeve, exposing a tattoo with crossed muskets on it, and said, “So are you gonna cut my fucking arm off too you idiot?”

That’s when he went over and got the Homeland Security guy, and I had to fill out a stack of forms detailing what was confiscated, my full name, address, phone number, etc, etc. So, as Arlo Guthrie sang in his classic song Alice’s Restaurant, there is a folder somewhere in Washington D.C. with my name on it; labeling me a trouble maker. Hell, I’m sure the NSA is monitoring each keystroke I make right now. Hiya fellows, hope you’re having a good chuckle over this as you add to my folder…Fucking tyrants!

And the people of this country; my God how can they be so damned stupid to fall for this shit that the news is telling them. Yes, there is a disease, and it is making its way around. But the flu makes its way around every year, and so do cases of pneumonia; which by the way both have a higher fatality rate than this blasted Coronavirus. Yet the panic this thing has caused leaves me wondering if there is any common sense left in people; it’s absolutely ridiculous how much they are willing to give up just so they don’t get sick.

All it took was one little virus and suddenly sporting events, concerts, jobs, colleges, medical facilities, and even whether you are allowed to leave your home can be regulated and controlled. Food supplies are diminishing and travel restrictions have been imposed.

Now once this virus finishes its rounds, and becomes a thing of the past much of these restrictions will be lifted and things will return to relative normalcy. But that is not the point; the point is that this was a test by the powers that be to see what the people will accept for the promise of keeping them safe; how much freedom they would be willing to surrender…and the American people gave them all the info they needed to assure them that, when the time comes, the people will bend over and take full blown tyranny right up their asses without a whimper of protest; all you gotta do is spread a little fear first as a bit of lubrication.

Hell, Henry Kissinger predicted this very scenario back in 1992 at a conference in France, where he said, “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.”

Ben Franklin is quoted as saying, “Those who would give up essential liberty for the promise of comfort and security will deserve neither, and lose both.” Thomas Jefferson also said, “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” From what I’ve seen from people today, their motto may as well be, “Give me the chains mother fucker; just keep me safe!”

People today, that is assuming they even pay attention to what’s going on around them, see the world with a serious case of tunnel vision. If they do pay attention, their attention is limited to fighting amongst each other along the lines of the two party paradigm; Democrats vs. Republicans. They don’t take a step, or a half dozen steps back so that they can see the bigger picture; that government is evil, it is tyrannical, and it is intent upon taking away our freedom and our ability to resist its authority.

Why do you think they constantly come after our right to keep and bear arms? Is it to keep you safe? If that truly were the case they’d hire more cops and post armed guards at locations vulnerable to mass shootings; not take away the people’s right/ability to defend them self.

You might say they aren’t coming after your guns Neal, but I believe differently; I think they are, or at least they will…sooner or later. You might say that they only want to implement common sense gun control so that society can be safe. Well, how many common sense gun laws will it take to achieve that goal; 5…10….20….100? After all, murder is already a crime; yet that hasn’t stopped people from killing one another; and your answer is to take away my right to defend myself against monsters; both the lowlife scum kind and those elected by the consent of the people? I don’t think so…

But they say they aren’t gonna take your guns Neal; they promised. Oh yeah? Well Dianne Feinstein has repeatedly stated that taking away my guns is her goal. And, in case you weren’t paying attention, after Hurricane Katrina the government went door to door and took away people’s guns; people who were doing nothing wrong except having the means to defend themselves against looters and thieves that is.

Now I may sound like some raving madman, some nutcase conspiracy theorist, but I think all of this, all these crises from mass shootings to 9/11, to these viruses we are exposed to, are all part of a global test run to see whether the people are ready to accept total world government where they have no liberty at all; only those things which their government allows them to do.

You might accept it; and seeing as how people have reacted to this silly virus, that is a distinct possibility. However, I won’t. I will go down fighting if they try to take my freedom; for it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

So go right ahead America, keep buying into the nonsense, the panic, and keep surrendering your rights and liberty for every concocted problem that only Uncle Sam can find the answer to. One day you’ll wake up having to explain to your kids or grandkids why they don’t have any freedom. And after you’re done doing that, would you please go put some flowers on the graves of those who sought to protect and defend your liberty while you sat glued to your TV’s watching bullshit and swallowing lies?

About Br'er Rabbit

I'm just one person out of millions of others. The only thing different about me is that I don't walk around with my head up my ass.
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