Thursday 2 April 2020

Dispatches from Hindunazistan: Coronavirusation Day

Note: In this article I shall concentrate only on the situation in India and its response to COVID-19. I shall not talk about whether COVID-19 is something which justifies the global panic, a topic I have already discussed in two prior articles, here and here.

I should have known it would be this way, but I was still taken somewhat by surprise when the Modi regime not too subtly attempted to turn the COVID-19 issue into a Hindu versus Muslim affair. It happened like this:

There is a Muslim movement called the Tablighi Jamaat which was founded in India in 1925 and which is focussed on “purifying” the faith from within. Although fundamentalist, this group is and always has been entirely peaceful and one important reason the then Brutish rulers of India tolerated it was that the very concept of jihad has never, in any form, featured in its teachings.  I’ve read Tablighi Jamaat literature, by the way; the amount of rituals required by them even before doing such a thing as going to sleep is mind-boggling, and I’m not surprised that most Muslims avoid these people just like most adherents of any religion avoid hectoring True Believers telling them how they should live their lives.

Anyway, this Tablighi Jamaat has its headquarters in a mosque complex called the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. From the 13th to 15th March – remember those dates – it held a congregation attended by 2000 delegates from all over India and abroad; there were people from this city as well as from such countries as Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Barbaria, Malaysia and Indonesia. Many of the delegates, who dispersed back to their home places or elsewhere in the country, subsequently developed symptoms of COVID-19 and several have died.

Suddenly, the Modi media are playing up the Tablighi Jamaat as a dangerous fundamentalist organisation, hinting that it deliberately sought to spread COVID-19 around the country, and the people who attended the function are being “tracked down” on television channels as though they were terrorists, not possible and certainly unwitting carriers of a disease. The word “manhunt” is in fact being used to talk about the Jamaat’s current head, Maulana Muhammad Saad, whose whereabouts are allegedly, at this writing, “unknown”. Modifellating Bhaktonazis (the term I use for Modi worshippers) are flooding Indian WhatsApp with videos (some of which date back to 2018, and are about a totally different Muslim group, the Bohras) as “proof” that the Jamaat are “spreading Coronavirus deliberately”. The 960 foreign delegates have been declared persona non grata, as though they’d bring the virus back in if they fell ill, recovered, and decided to visit India again. One Gangadhar J., a businessman from this city, has gone on Fakebook demanding that Modi implement an emergency. Because, obviously, we are not being oppressed quite enough already, you know.

All this is despite the fact that when the Tablighi Jamaat meeting was held, legally there was no restriction on gatherings; 13th to 15th March was seven to nine days before Narendrabhai Damodardasbhai Modi’s allegedly voluntary “People’s Curfew” of 22nd March, and nine to eleven days before his three week long national lockdown, which began on the 24th.  Ergo, while the wisdom of holding a congregation in the middle of a pandemic can be questioned, legally there was nothing against it. And though the Nizamuddin Markaz literally shares a boundary wall with the local police station, it had ignored the gathering totally.

Some of the Modifellating Bhaktonazi claptrap is so ludicrous as to be amusing. There’s a famous Pakistani cricketer called Shahid Afridi, who’s set up a foundation for providing emergency medical equipment to South Asian countries (not just Pakistan, all South Asian countries). Two equally famous Indian cricketers, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh – no, they are not related – called on Indians to donate to the foundation. Modifellating Bhaktonazis on Twitter immediately declared these two gentlemen “anti national traitors”.  That is despite Yuvraj Singh being the prime reason why India won the cricket World Cup in 2011 while said Modifellating Bhaktonazis were sitting at home watching him on television.

Meanwhile, the brunt of the “anti-coronavirus” efforts continue to fall, quite literally – in the shape of police batons – on the backs of the poor. 


At the time of writing (the evening of 2nd April, less than halfway through Modi’s national lockdown), there have been, officially and including the dead and recovered, 2341 cases.

I believe that this is a gross underestimate. I believe that the actual number is at least ten to twenty times, and probably fifty to a hundred times, greater.

Here are my reasons, as expressed in a message I wrote on WhatsApp :

 1. COVID-19 is asymptomatic in at least 25% of cases - that means it produces no symptoms at all, not a sniff, not a cough, not a sneeze. But the people infected are still fully capable of passing on viruses. 
2. The great majority - up to 74% of the remaining 75% - show subclinical symptoms, that is, mild temperature and/or cough with or without sneezing (that in this season can be just mistaken as common cold, industrial pollution, pollen or dust allergy, or not even noticed). But these 74% like the other 25% are also fully capable of passing on the virus.
3. Therefore, fully 99% of the infections don't show up as symptoms that get reported to any medical professional*. That's anywhere in the world, not just here.  
4. Unlike SARS, for instance, even the remaining 1% of COVID-19 sufferers are infective long before they start displaying symptoms. This is basically why this virus spreads quickly. In this it's identical to most respiratory viruses; SARS was actually an exception.  
5. There aren't enough test kits to test everyone or even more than a small sample.  
6.  In India we have a peculiar set of circumstances that make it extremely unlikely that the majority of the remaining 1% will visit any doctor: 
(a) The widespread illiteracy and ignorance of the rural population and the urban poor. Most of them don't know what a Coronavirus is. They don't know what it does. All that they know is that suddenly they can't work and they're beaten by police if they step into the streets. Since they have to make a living somehow they'll do whatever they can and social distancing is the last thing on their minds. 
(b) Indians as a nation don't want to go to the doctor. It's literally the last resort. Even for toothache the first thing they do is buy a painkiller from a chemist’s shop and try to get through it. If they have any illness their first stop is the local homeopath or kaviraj (herbalist) or some quack or astrologer. The doctor is reserved for when all other treatments have failed. 
(c) I am ashamed to say this but a huge number of Indian doctors are openly contemptuous about the problems of the poor. Step into any North Indian hospital and watch how they talk to poor patients and compare it with how they behave with the middle class (the rich wouldn't go to those hospitals anyway). Their only interest is to shove off the problem, give a few pills and get rid of the patient. The last thing they would do is take a detailed history and do all the necessary, and expensive, tests, which the poor don’t want because they’re unaffordable in time and money anyway.  Not only do they don't have time for that, they know that if they do come up with a Coronavirus case they... 
(d) …run the real risk of being locked into quarantine, or as in Telengana thrown out of their rented houses, and this is a powerful incentive to not find any Coronavirus case. Especially true for private practitioners. 
(e) The vicious behaviour of the police, which makes it difficult to impossible for poor people even to go to the hospital if they're sick. Those photos and videos of police beating poor people that keep being shared on Indian WhatsApp, often as a joke? They are not funny. They are an acute danger to everyone, not just the poor, because people being forced out of public view aren't people who cease to exist or who are incapable of contracting or passing on the disease. 
(f) The Nizamuddin Markaz thing where certain television channels are treating the tracking down of attendees as though it was a manhunt and they're dangerous terrorists. For reasons we don't need to go into here, Muslims in hyperpopulated North India are overwhelmingly confined to ghettoes in squalid conditions, and have become habituated to treating any authority as a threat. They believe that they could be blamed en masse if any of the Tablighi Jamaat attendees admits to being among them so they'll hide the fact. 
(g) Migrant workers in general know that if they are isolated they'll lose livelihood and they'll do a lot to hide from authority to stop being put in isolation. Also any worker who is found infected with COVID-19 can say goodbye to employment for the rest of his or her life, and knows it, too. 
(h) Typically when poor people die they die at home and not in hospital, their deaths go unrecorded, and if they die of Coronavirus nobody will be any the wiser. 
(i) A villager who knows or suspects he has COVID-19 is at risk of being attacked  by other villagers, his family thrown out, his house burnt, himself lynched, as a "contaminant", so he's got an extremely good reason to keep silent about it. 
The whole system is in fact giving the poor an incentive to not go to the authorities if they fall sick. This is not a viable way of countering an epidemic.

*Just 1% of infected people developing severe symptoms may sound as not much of a problem, and, yes, normally it would not be a problem. It would definitely not be a problem in a country which has not systematically neglected its public health care sector in favour of obscenely expensive and corrupt private healthcare. But in India, which has, and which also has a gigantic population, 1% means more cases than the hospital system – such as it is – can bear. The Modi regime has attempted to convert some train carriages into makeshift hospitals, and Modifellating Bhaktonazis on WhatsApp are celebrating it as a triumph, as though a train carriage is an adequate substitute for a purpose built hospital. Spoiler alert: it isn’t.

Literally minutes after I’d written the above message, news broke that doctors in Indore, in central India, had been attacked after they’d gone to a poor locality to track down people who might have come in contact with COVID-19 positive people. The locals, terrified (for reasons I mentioned above) at the idea of someone in the locality being found COVID-19 positive, assaulted the doctors and two of them were injured. Modi media, ignoring the reasons why people might be reluctant to be compelled to starve for weeks and be stigmatised for life, promptly went ballistic, and it’s almost certain that we’ll see a further militarisation of the so-called “anti-Coronavirus effort” shortly.

Talking of militarisation, I’m anticipating being conscripted into the “campaign” in the near future. Yesterday – 1st April, and, no, it was not an April Fool’s joke – the government of my state, which has yet to see a single confirmed case but has imposed a curfew on top of Modi’s lockdown,  asked doctors, dentists, and traditional medicine practitioners (“AAYUSH”) to report to the district health authorities for service in the Great Big War On Corona. At the moment this is still “voluntary” but I doubt it will stay that way for long.


Before I finish, let me make four additional observations unrelated to the rest of this article.

First: While everyone’s going on and on and on about COVID-19, which (as readers of my previous articles will be aware) I do not consider to be anywhere like the threat it’s presented as, the real holocaust is already upon us – has already been upon us for years now. It has nothing to do with viruses; it concerns drug resistant bacteria.

Right, while everyone’s going off their nut at COVID-19, drug resistance in bacteria is exploding and is already a terrible problem. Ask any doctor or dentist and you’ll hear the same thing: antibiotics we could rely on to be effective ten years ago are usually totally useless now. diseases like tuberculosis, once almost eliminated, are making a roaring comeback. In fifteen to twenty years the antibiotic era – which has doubled life expectancy after WWII – is likely to be over. What then?

I don’t know. And you don’t know, either, because this isn’t something the media sees fit to tell you.

Second:  If I see another idiot babble online about how COVID-19 should be tackled by developing “herd immunity” I’ll hit them over the head with a, regrettably virtual, hammer.

What is this “herd immunity”? As far as I can make out, it’s the idea that if enough people in a population become resistant to an infectious disease, there won’t be enough vulnerable people left for the infective agent to find new victims. Therefore, the proponents of this idea aver, people should attempt to contract the illness to become immune to it.

Now this might have made sense a couple of hundred years ago, when most populations were largely isolated and any travel was a slow affair stretching over days to weeks, or even months, allowing for enough time for infected people to develop the illness and die or recover in between. In today’s era of mass air transport, where even the opposite side of the planet is only hours away, however, it’s a bad joke. Either every member of a population is immune, or else those not immunised will remain at risk until and unless the infective agent is isolated and eliminated.

I’ll give you an example that I’ve seen myself. India began mass vaccination against poliomyelitis many decades ago; by the time I was a child, in the early 1970s, vaccination against polio was standard. I remember being vaccinated myself; it’s one of my earliest memories. However, there used to be a family that lived a few hundred metres from here. The father, on the premise that his parents and he had never contracted polio despite not being vaccinated, chose to not vaccinate his own son; the child, of course, developed polio and is on crutches for the rest of his life.

All this is common sense, and the only reason I can think of that proponents of “herd immunity” continue to push their bunkum is that they think of themselves as cattle. Their intellect certainly suggests it.

Third: People who imagine that the rights they are so eagerly giving up in order to “fight COVID-19” will ever be restored, or that the actions that governments and their corporate owners are taking to “fight the virus” will not be used as a precedent in future, are likely to have a rather interesting rude awakening.

Fourth: If western governments insist on trying to blame China for “spreading Coronavirus”, well, then, China can quite legitimately charge said western governments' overlord the Imperialist States of Amerikastan for spreading the fall armyworm caterpillar, a devastating pest of crops from maize to rice to fruit. This caterpillar, which is of North American origin, is eating its way across Africa and Asia, and is actually a near-perfect bioweapon, since it devastates crops literally overnight, appearing apparently out of nowhere.

And, seeing that it mysteriously turned up in Africa, all the way across the Atlantic - somehow skipping Amerikastan-allied Europe - and then as mysteriously in Asia, an actual bioweapon it might be, too.

I absolutely would not exclude that.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

April Fool's Day cancelled

Hi, everyone who reads this.

Normally on the first of April I post some kind of April Fool article, often a fairly complex one. But this time I won't post any.

I won't post any because nothing I could write would ever measure up to the colossal April Fool governments around the world and their corporate owners are inflicting on us with their Great Big Coronavirus Panic. This Covfefevirus is probably the biggest, most blatant con game ever played. And like victims of any other con game who resolutely refuse to believe that they've been tricked, most at the receiving end are determined to be True Believers till the end. They're turning in their neighbours, they're demanding to be imprisoned even further, they're even more afraid than they're asked to be.

I couldn't top that if I tried. Nobody could. The lunacy on display makes April Fool impossible to pull off, and I suggest we just rename April Fool's Day this year as Moronavirus Day.

So if I write and post anything tomorrow you can be certain that it's meant to be serious.

Sorry about that.

Monday 30 March 2020

Lockdown in Moronavirustan

Note: This is a follow up to my previous article on COVID-19, the famed Coronavirus. If you have not yet read it, you can do so here.

There is a famous dictum in crime detection: cui bono? Who benefits? Real life crimes are usually nothing like Agatha Christie whodunits, with incredibly complex plots laid far in advance and the least likely person axiomatically the villain. Real life criminal behaviour is more often like the mugger who waits in a dark alley and attacks anyone alone and vulnerable-looking who happens to come by. Making use of opportunity, as it were.

This applies to criminals on the individual level. It applies to criminal activity in and by corporate entities. It applies in the governments owned by said corporate entities. It applies to the behaviour of entire criminal countries.

It even applies to the mechanism of action of that famous virus owing to fear of which half the planet is hiding under their beds, COVID-19.

You don’t understand? I will be happy to explain.

Most people, unless afflicted by some rather rare conditions, have a defence mechanism in their bodies known as the immune system. This isn’t a place to go into the mechanics of the immune system, but basically it is meant to repel the trillions of microorganisms that populate the world around, on, and in, every single one of our bodies. Yes, you are crawling with microorganisms: bacteria swarm over your skin and in your mouth and intestines, protozoa crawl around the crevices of your gums, tiny mites burrow in your eyelash and hair follicles, eating the oil your skin produces, and, yes, there are viruses. Viruses are everywhere.

A bit about viruses and immune systems:

For the benefit of everyone, let me repeat exactly how a virus works. There is a lot of controversy over whether a virus is a living thing or otherwise; one school of opinion holds that since it is totally inactive outside a living cell, a virus should be called a “particle”, not an organism. Nor does it display most of the typical activities of living organisms, in that it does not ingest food or drink, metabolise, or excrete. But it does one thing in common with all living organisms: it reproduces. Oh, how it reproduces.

Here is a schematic of a typical virus: it basically consists of a core of genetic material, which may be DNA or RNA, surrounded by a protein capsule, which may or may not be, depending on type, covered in turn by a lipid (oil) coat. As they say, quite correctly, a chicken is an egg’s way of crating another egg; in viruses, the “chicken” part has been dispensed with and the virus’ existence consists entirely of reproducing its genetic core of DNA or RNA.

This is an influenza virus, but COVID-19 is almost exactly the same.

In “normal” living things, here is how reproduction works: the organism in question absorbs enough nutrients – whether from food, sucking up nutrients from the soil, or absorption from a host organism is immaterial – until enough material and energy have been built up that it can expend some of that material and energy into creating another organism. Whether it does so by splitting like a bacterium or amoeba, or puts forth buds like a hydra, or pollen and ova like a plant, or mycelia like a fungus, or indeed sperm and ova like so-called higher animals is immaterial; the process involves the organism using its own stored body mass and energy in reproducing itself.

Viruses do no such thing. What they do is invade a cell, breaking through its cell wall or membrane, and then hijack the cell’s own genetic material – a DNA virus the DNA, an RNA virus the RNA – and set it to creating copies of the virus’ own genes. This means that parts of the cell’s genetic material is cut and spliced into the new viral genetic cores, which are then surrounded by proteins and lipids also taken from the cell and used to cover the new cores. Then, when all this is done, the new viruses, or if you would prefer, viral particles, burst out of the cell and set out to find new cells, where they repeat the whole process over again, from the start. Therefore the viruses are born full grown and they only exist in the complete viral shape until they can find another cell and start reproducing themselves again. The majority of viruses, incidentally, are RNA viruses.

All clear so far?

Now, normal microorganisms in a body, like bacteria or protozoa, face a constant running battle with the host’s immune system. A malarial parasite, for example, has evolved fascinating mechanisms to hide from the host’s immune response, which is a considerable feat because the immune system is both extremely active and highly effective. However, immune systems have more difficulties dealing with viruses than with bacteria and protozoa, first, because they are very small, and, secondly, because they tend to hide inside the host’s own cells. This, while most bacterial and protozoal invasions are eliminated before they can actually do any harm, viruses much more often manage to start an infection. Thereafter, the body’s (I am talking of a host that’s an animal here, with the ability to control its body temperature, an ability restricted to birds and mammals) immune system’s response to an infection tends to comprise two things. First, it tries to make the body’s environment as hostile to the infectious agent as possible, by raising the body’s temperature beyond the level the virus can tolerate; this is known as a fever. Secondly, if the infection affects the respiratory system or digestive system, the body also attempts to flush the infective agent out. In the gut this normally results in diarrhoea. In the respiratory system this results in the production of liquid secretions in copious quantities – phlegm or mucus – which is then expelled in the form of sneezing and coughing.

Fever, sneezing and these symptoms sound familiar? They should, unless you’ve never had a cold in your life, or a bout of influenza, or known anyone who has.

So, to recapitulate so far: viruses exist to copy themselves, they copy themselves inside a host cell, and the body’s immune system attempts to get rid of them by throwing them out, apart from raising the temperature to a fever.

So, once the immune system begins working, most viral infections are eventually eliminated. Some, like rabies, are almost invariably fatal, but we aren’t concerned with them here. And because the immune system doesn’t want to have to do the work all over again, it attempts to create something called antibodies.  

What are antibodies? In a science fiction novel (I don’t remember the name) I read long, long ago, the protagonist, whose name was Carmody if I’m not mistaken, finds himself transferred to a series of parallel universes, in each of which there appears, soon after his own appearance, a predator “with claws shaped to seize nothing but Carmodys, with jaws adapted to eat nothing but Carmodys, whose entire existence is dedicated to restoring the balance by eliminating Carmodys.” Only in his own universe, assuming he can find it, can Carmody be free of this uniquely-shaped Carmody-eating predator. Similarly, antibodies are the host’s immune system’s response to the virus it has already encountered; each antibody is tailored to the form and chemical composition of the invading virus’ outer coat (the inner genetic core being inaccessible). The antibody will seize the virus it is designed for, and only the virus it is designed for, and eliminate it before it can enter a cell and start making new viruses. If another virus enters, this antibody is as helpless as the Carmody-predator would be if a Purkayastha entered its parallel universe. It’s able to eat Carmodys, it can’t do a thing to Purkayasthas. The parallel universe needs to develop a Purkayastha-predator for that.

At this point you’re probably asking yourself why I have written this long rigmarole. You’ll soon find out.

Now, suppose we have a healthy person who’s youngish, fairly strong, and reasonably medically fit; even if he (or she, or any of the 12345 other gender pronouns the liberals babble about, let’s just assume we’re talking about all of them here) has an infection that makes it past his immune system at the start, he is likely to be robust enough to survive the disease. If he is infected with only a few individual viruses, rather than a mass of them all at once, he will only get a few cells infected by those viruses at the start, which will then infect another (larger number but still relatively) few cells, and therefore his infection will be slow to develop and spread. This will in turn give his immune system time to organise, recognise the disease, and take defensive measures. Imagine a situation where an entire unit of ISIS terrorists storms a building, overwhelming the guards and massacring everyone they can find. Compare it to a situation where a single psycho with a gun infiltrates the building, and moves along the passages, shooting people one by one and tracked on CCTV. The rest of the building can be evacuated, said psychopath isolated and eliminated before too much damage is done. The situation is exactly the same.

However, if your building is not of sound construction; if years of wear and tear and neglect have weakened the supports, crumbled load bearing walls, clogged the sprinklers, shorted out the CCTV, and made the fire escapes inaccessible and unusable – why, then, the intruder can hide in disused rooms, bypass the police sent to flush him out, and, if he’s well armed enough, say if he’s wearing a suicide vest – he can bring down the building itself with a well-timed explosion. Then you don’t need an entire ISIS unit to destroy the building – one man can do it just as well. Even grenades used by the security forces to eliminate that one man can bring down the building around their ears.

Similarly, if a virus infects a person with a sound immune system, it’s likely that he’ll be able to live through it; if few enough viruses infect him he may not even realise he’s infected. This is known as a subclinical or asymptomatic infection. Such infections are extremely well known, and not just among viruses; the infamous Typhoid Mary was a cook who, while herself never suffering the slightest symptom, was a lifelong carrier of the typhoid bacterium and inadvertently killed several people who employed her by giving them typhoid. However, if he has other medical problems, or if his immune system is malfunctioning – for instance if he’s got HIV or if he’s an organ transplant patient and is on immunosuppressive drugs as a consequence – even a few viruses can spread sufficiently to kill him.

Now what inevitable physical transformation tends to load the body with a list of debilitating health disorders? What leads to a steady deterioration of function of most organs? Right, it’s the phenomenon of ageing. The human body is now living well beyond – two to three times beyond – the span it would realistically survive in nature. It’s simply not evolved to function as well after the reproductive years are over as it would during them; genetically speaking, anyone not able to reproduce is dead. Therefore someone at 80 years of age is much weaker, health-wise, than someone at 30 or 40. Someone at 80 has a body that’s in the same state as that building brought down by one terrorist with a suicide vest.

It is absolutely not a coincidence that the mean age of death of the dead in Italy – allegedly the world centre of COVID-19 infections now – is just over 80. It is exactly what would be expected of a virus that finds a weakened and debilitated victim and therefore can take full advantage, as compared to one faced with a much tougher opponent.

Think back again to the mugger in the dark alley, faced with two potential targets. One’s a bodybuilder, the other a pensioner with a limp. Who is he more likely to attack successfully?

Like a mugger, viruses find greater success when they attack a weaker victim. And since there are many more viruses than muggers, if they attack enough victims in a short period, they can cause a significant amount of damage overall just by the success of their efforts in the bodies of ageing and debilitated individuals. It’s like our ISIS terrorist unit spreading out to attack multiple buildings instead of just one, with one or two to each building. Most of them will do minimal damage, but enough will find debilitated constructions that are on their last legs to cause more widespread devastation than they would have if they’d just assaulted one single building. And if they are in a city with many old buildings, their chances of success are that much the greater.

Is it clear now why the ageing societies of countries like Italy and Spain, with a greying population and a high number of retirees, have a far higher death rate than countries with younger populations from this epidemic? Is it possible to understand that the virus doesn’t actually even have to kill anyone directly, just overload their bodies’ ability to resist so that the other problems – such as the building’s weakened support beams, broken load bearing walls, and non-functional sprinkler systems – are enough to bring it down?

In fact, according to the Italians’ own figures, the average age of the dead in this current epidemic is 80.5 years. At that age, literally any infection is enough to kill you. You don’t need COVID-19 to do that. Not only this, the Italians’ own figures also say that as many as 99% of the dead had one or more pre-existing medical conditions, and, what’s even more interesting, 88% of them died from other illnesses, with COVID-19 only being among those present. In other words, they died with COVID-19, not of COVID-19. 

Also, the actual number of infections from COVID-19 is almost certainly many, many times higher than the official figure, simply because most people who are invaded by only a few viruses, or are in good health, or both, never notice it. That also means the actual death rate is infinitely lower than the official figure. The actual death rate from COVID-19 in Wuhan, the alleged epicentre, was a shockingly high 0.12%!

But if you read and listen to the so-called mainstream media, you won’t ever hear about this.

And that brings me to the main problem.

Crime and Opportunity: the viral model of criminal governance:

Let me say this and get it over with: most governments in the world today act exactly like viruses. They – and, more importantly, the corporate interests that own them – are constantly on the lookout for what they can get away with, and they constantly exploit any opportunities that they can find to increase their control, and, more importantly, their profits. And, whenever possible, they exploit their populations’ energy, money, and property to achieve their goals, rather than pay for these from their own wealth.

Therefore, whatever they may claim, the current COVID-19 pandemic represents, to governments and corporate interests, not so much a threat as an opportunity – one that they are going to exploit for all it’s worth. Please keep this in mind when you hear any official pronouncement on this virus; unless the pronouncement is from an internationally renowned microbiologist, you can be certain that it’s designed to help someone, somewhere, make a profit.

Let’s talk about vaccines, which seem to be the big subject right now. To understand what a vaccine is and does, you’ll have to hark back to what I said about how a virus reproduces, and the antibodies the immune system creates. Vaccines are, basically, artificially produced antibodies, introduced into the body in the hope that if and when the body is attacked by the organism the antibody is matched to, the antibody will already be there and the infective agent will be eliminated before it can do any harm. No – no! – a vaccine does not, and cannot, cure anything. It can only prevent disease if the vaccinated person is subsequently attacked by the particular agent the vaccine is meant for. If you will, it’s as though the Carmody-predator is already present in a parallel universe before Carmody pops into it, so that its Carmody-shaped jaws can swallow him in a gulp immediately. But this only works if Carmody is still Carmody; if he changes into someone else while jumping universes, the Carmody-predator can’t touch him.

Have you ever copied out a page from a book or newspaper? If you have, chances are that you’ve made a couple of mistakes. Minor mistakes, perhaps, but mistakes. If you’ve copied out a larger text, say a chapter, the chances of your making a mistake is much greater. If you’ve copied the whole book, you’ve almost certainly made numerous mistakes. The more you copy, the more mistakes you make. It’s natural. And if you don’t have the time or patience to check back and correct them, those mistakes will stay; anyone who copies your copy will also copy them as well as making his own mistakes.

Exactly the same way, as genetic material is copied – whether it is to form a sperm or egg or a new virus – mistakes tend to occur. The more the copying, the more the mistakes. These mistakes are known as mutations, and since the characteristics of an organism depend on the genetic material it has (that’s why you tend to look like your parents), any mutation tends to change those characteristics. For a slow-reproducing animal like a human or an elephant or a blue whale mutations are also slow and take hundreds of thousands of years to build up to make any major change. For organisms that reproduce very quickly, however, like bacteria, mutations are much quicker. And for viruses, which only reproduce and literally do nothing else – along with using their host’s genetic material to supplement their own – the mutation rates hit the roof.

This is especially true of RNA viruses, which I had said make up the majority of virus types. Coronaviruses, such as COVID-19, are RNA viruses. RNA viruses also lack a feature that allows DNA viruses to “check” themselves for the correctness of their genetic copying, so they can’t self-correct. This means that RNA viruses are constantly evolving into new subtypes (called “strains”), each with its own features, and they are notorious for being extremely difficult to impossible to make a vaccine for.

The common cold is caused by a Coronavirus, by the way. So is influenza. The former has no vaccine, and as for the latter, there are so many strains of influenza virus that, vaccine or not, at least  forty to fifty thousand people die every year from influenza in Amerikastan alone.

Therefore, any vaccine for COVID-19 will at best be a rather hit-and-miss affair, and may even be impossible. And yet, just as I predicted in my last article, “democratic” governments such as Denmark have already passed laws making refusal to be vaccinated by a COVID-19 vaccine illegal, even though no such vaccine exists yet.

No such vaccine exists yet even though the pharmaceutical companies have apparently decided to throw all the standard procedures on vaccines out of the window. Here is how a vaccine to a virus would normally be created, if done in a scientific manner:

First, the vaccine would be tested on a cell culture (in vitro) which would then be subjected to the virus to see if the cells got infected. If the vaccine worked, it would then be used on laboratory animals, which would then be subject to the virus (in vivo) to see if they develop the disease. It they didn’t, they would be observed for months to see if the vaccine had any other side effects, like, say, an increased cancer rate, birth defects, or anything else. Assuming they were all right, then the vaccine would be tested in human volunteers and compared with a control group. Assuming that everything was still all right – and the vaccine was still effective – then, and only then, could it be released for public use. Obviously, this will take a year or longer, and pharmaceutical companies are falling over each other at the prospect of the riches to be made. So all these procedures will be, and are being, dumped in favour of getting the first “vaccine” out in the market.

There are so many profits to be made!

And they are making profits. One of the most ludicrous things I read recently was a pronouncement from a COVID-19 True Believer that went something like this:

“I do not understand how ANYONE (sic) can believe that...(if COVID-19 were just like the common ‘flu virus) could be powerful enough to bring every world economy to a screeching halt and jeopardize (sic) both RICH (sic)and POOR (sic), Republicans and Democrats, men and women, children and the old, EVERY (sic) single race, ALL (sic) religions, smart and stupid person on the planet.”

There’s such a lot of claptrap to disentangle from this that I’ll just pass over some of the less egregious ones first:

1. COVID-19 has, to date, not killed a single child. Anywhere.

2. Religion has nothing to do with diseases unless you talk about some disease that is passed on through food and people of a religion that prohibits that particular food don’t get it. This isn’t such a disease and nobody has ever suggested it was.

Now, as to Point Three: both Amerikastani political “parties” (or, to be more accurate, allied Mafia gangs) have benefited from COVID-19. They were briefed early enough on it to sell their stocks, handily exiting the market before it tanked. Their “foreign policy”, far from being hurt by COVID-19, actively seeks to use it to try and overthrow the Iranian government. Far from helping their NATO slaves in Europe, Spain and Italy, they left them to sink or swim and it was Cuba, Russia and China – NATO’s declared enemies – who came to the aid of Italy. I don’t know about Spain. And Trump announced a gigantic “stimulus package” of businesses which, I’ll bet you any number of stimulus packages you want, will go to bailing out such criminal enterprises as Boeing, which was already on the rocks after the 737MAX crashes.

One of the most obvious economic results of the world panic is clear to see. It’s the virtual massacre of small businesses, industries, and farmers. They can’t manufacture, they can’t trade things, and they can’t sell their produce. What does this mean? It means that they will go out of business sooner rather than later, while the corporate conglomerates who have been waiting to swallow them up have the political clout and money reserves to wait for them to collapse. It’s so obvious that I don’t know why the media aren’t talking about it.

Belay that, I know exactly why the corporate-owned media aren’t talking about it.

In the illegitimate racist-fascist apartheid Zionist settler colony in Occupied Palestine, the so-called state of “Israel”, the war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu has used COVID-19 to stay on in power despite not exactly winning the last election. It was also supposed to be tried for corruption, but said trial has now been indefinitely postponed. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of zionazis have apparently been sacked without pay and sent home. To survive, they can take “loans”, which, of course, will have to be repaid later with interest. While I don’t have the slightest smidgen of pity for them – after seventy years of oppression of Palestine they have long since lost the right to pity – it’s just more evidence of how the ruling class is using COVID-19 for power and profit.

Meanwhile, in my last article, I said that the gerontophiliac Macronist regime in France would take this opportunity to crush the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests. Within literally hours of my writing that, I discovered that the Macronist regime made laws compelling French people to download and print a form to be carried with them if they dare step out of their houses, with only a few reasons permitted.

Interesting things also happened elsewhere in France, where the world’s premier virologist, Professor Didier Raoult, said that chloroquine in the early stages of the infection handily scotches COVID-19. I don’t know if this is true, but surely it’s amenable to scientific testing. Instead, Raoult was virtually blacklisted and France’s stock of chloroquine has apparently “gone missing”, rather handily for pharmaceutical companies which will make profits from manufacturing it to feed the market.

I'm consistently amazed at how the European Union criminals imploded at the first crisis, I mean, the first crisis that they did not themselves create in the first place for their own ends (like the destruction of Libya, the creation of "Kosovo", the Ukranazi coup in Kiev, the ruination of Greece, or the buying of oil from al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria from 2012 which led to the headchoppers rolling in money, just for example). The first hard blow and it's borders closed, every country for itself, the devil take the hindmost. Why shouldn't any rational person, or country for that matter, choose Russia or China over this shambolic wreck?  While I'm on the subject, Russians should thank their lucky stars for the sanctions since 2014. It compelled Russia to resurrect its domestic manufacturing capacity. As recently as 2010 something like COVID-19 would have been an economic catastrophe for Russia. Now it's manageable. I hope other countries are also noting the fact that you had better not hand over your economy to foreign bureaucrats, or you'll regret it.

As for India: a few days ago, the Modi regime called for a day-long “People’s Curfew” to keep everyone off the roads so as to “halt the spread of Coronavirus”. This was accompanied by a demand that everyone clap and bang spoons on plates at 5pm to express their “gratitude” to the doctors and other health workers “keeping them safe” from COVID-19; by that evening cringe-inducing videos of people dancing and clanging pots and pans were making the rounds of social media. As someone said astutely, this was not the sound of gratitude; it was the sound of abject surrender to der Führer’s diktats. Not surprisingly, the very next day after this display, doctors in Telengana state were complaining that they had been evicted by the owners of their rented accommodation on the grounds that they would bring the virus back from hospitals with them. Such gratitude!

This was just the start. A couple of days later Modi clamped down a three week nationwide lockdown at three hours’ notice. Modi always makes these pronouncements at 8 pm, because that’s prime time television; optics are important. With everything closed, migrant workers - who form the backbone of the economy - have been thrown out of work in the tens of millions and are desperately trying to go back to their hometowns and villages where at least they have a measure of social support and don't have to pay rent. The Modi regime unleashed its police on them, brutally beating and humiliating them on the streets. The Modi regime tame media totally ignored this in favour of breathless reports on how celebrities were "coping with the crisis". This finally broke down when hundreds of thousands of migrant workers found themselves stranded in the heart of Delhi, unable to find buses to take them home, despite said buses having been promised by the Modi regime. Then it could no longer be ignored. So what did the Modi regime do? It immediately ordered all the states to close their borders to stop migrant workers from leaving. The state governments are supposed to house and feed and take care of their medical needs, but how this is to be managed isn't something Modi explained. Typically of Modi, this is just another "resolute" stunt which will cause massive hardship and chaos but the blame will go to those trying to implement the policy, not to der Führer himself.

Of course, nobody will ask why – if COVID-19 is as lethal as advertised – the Modi regime was doing nothing during the three months between its appearance in Wuhan (assuming that’s where it first appeared, which is yet to be proven) and pressing the panic button. What was it doing, if anything at all? Apart from pogroms against protestors, of course.

The Anti-China propaganda campaign:

Simultaneously, with China’s virtual elimination of COVID-19, a most interesting phenomenon surfaced in India, especially on WhatsApp – the Modi worshippers’ (I call them Modifellating Bhaktonazis) communication medium of choice. Suddenly, as though a switch was turned on, right wingers began circulating claims that China “invented” the virus in order to “crash the American economy” and “take over the world”. This ridiculous claptrap was in much better English than the average crude anti-Muslim/anti-secularist rhetoric which infests the right wing Indian WhatsAppsphere, and all the versions of the claims appeared at approximately the same time. I don’t think this is a coincidence. It’s obviously an orchestrated paid campaign, and there’s not much doubt as to who the paymaster could be.

1. There is no evidence that the virus arose in China.
2. There is no evidence that the virus came from eating bats.
3. Chinese normally do not eat bats.
4. By insinuating that the virus is “Chinese” the Trump regime is deliberately opposing WHO instructions to not call germs by any geographic term.
5. Viruses jump species all the time (as I mentioned a few days ago).
6. The Chinese did not institute any kind of cover up and were instead aggressively proactive in containment measures once they realised that it was an epidemic. Unlike the EU and the Trump regime, which waited until hundreds of deaths before beginning quarantine measures. If there is anybody responsible for turning it into a pandemic it is the EU and America.


A fresh canard claims that the Chinese supplied “defective” virus testing kits to Spain and the Czech Republic. As Moon of Alabama says, the truth is that

“When one checks the original reports from Spain and from the Czech Republic one learns that these countries bought anti-body tests which only react when a person has had the virus for some time and developed anti-bodies against it. These tests can obviously not be used to find persons who are infected but have not yet developed anti-bodies.
China's ambassador in Spain also pointed out that these tests have yet to be verified by the regulator and were imported without the help or knowledge of the Chinese government.”

As you will remember, antibodies are only created when the body recognises an infective agent and the immune system develops a defence against them. Therefore they only appear at a relatively late stage in the disease. This should be obvious to anyone except the medically illiterate...or someone with an agenda.

And of course they have an agenda, don’t they?

In fact it seems that the fault of the Chinese is that they successfully took steps to crush the pandemic and did not drop dead in millions. If they had, of course, then they would have been blamed for “neglecting their people”, but they wouldn’t have been blamed for “creating” the virus. Amerikastan would have been too busy trying to overthrow the People’s Republic to waste time on that.

Remember what they told you earlier when they demanded you believe something.

The Management Of Fear, or, I Am More Afraid Than You:

One of the frankly most bizarre things I’ve seen in this current, wholly manufactured, crisis is the eagerness of people to fall over themselves to do exactly as ordered by their overlords even when such action would seem to be directly contrary to their own best interests. I should have anticipated, it, though; it’s a fairly standard practice, astutely used by the Nazis. Create a wholly spurious “crisis” (a “Bolshevik Jewish conspiracy” in the 1930s, a “killer virus” scare now), convince people that you’re the only thing standing between them and chaos, and scare them constantly. That’s all you have to do.

Even so, the extent to which people are falling over themselves to beg for even more restrictions on themselves amazes me. It’s like a concentration camp inmate going up to the commandant:

“Oh, Herr Hauptsturmführer, your concentration camp isn’t oppressive enough! Could you please have us beaten more, fed less, and worked harder? Thanks!”

It’s like that.

Cui bono? 

They all do.

Except us, of course.


Anyway, just to make you happy, here are a few photos of me rescuing a Huntsman spider from the kitchen sink.