The Pluses and Minuses of Perceived Slyness, Stuffed Sinuses, and Coronaviruses
First of all, I am no doctor. Nor have I played one on TV. But, let’s be honest, we’ve all seen movies like Contagion, World War Z, Outbreak, 12 Monkeys, I Am Legend, and 28 Days Later. They all contain certain similarities. It starts slowly with Patient Zero, either man or animal, and then momentum builds until realization rolls over the globe like a wave. People drop like flies in a fumigated room, as chaos delivers anarchy until only a small remnant survives – usually scientists or sometimes the most attractive members of a U.N. contingency team or, at the very least, average Joes and Janes are left to repopulate the earth.
Occasionally in the stories, the global pandemic occurs in real-time. But, in other instances, the destruction, decimation and depopulation are set to fast-forward during the opening credits and exclaimed by increasingly horrified news reporters terrified at their particular plague’s acceleration – or – the tale is sometimes told via flashbacks in the narrative to explain what happened.
One of my personal favorites of the contagiously post-apocalyptical genre is a book written by horror author, Stephen King, called “The Stand”. The now-classic novel of good versus evil was also made into a television and comic book series. The narrative depicted the breakdown of American society following the inadvertent airborne dispensation of a mutant flu virus from a military laboratory in Texas. In a short time, the virus killed 99.4% of the global population.
Although the near mass-extinction event in King’s book was told in flashbacks through the main characters, the main action occurred in its aftermath: a tribulation period prior to a new age that would manifest as tyranny, or polite society, depending upon who survived in the end.
Seems familiar, no?
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
– Revelation 6:8
I once read an article by a Biblical scholar who claimed the usage of the Greek word “beast” in the above Bible scripture was “therion” and that word could be interpreted as “tiny, uncontrolled, poisonous beasts” – like bacteria. Or a virus.
Strong’s Greek: 2342. θηρίον (thérion) — a wild beast
…Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
venomous, wild beast.
…Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal — (venomous, wild) beast.
So what about Coronavirus®? Is it the plague for the end of an age or a marketing gimmick?
At the close of my last article, I wrote the following:
….. all current global trends, including especially Coronavirus®, are about establishing control prior to the advent of a new order. Although the immediate future will be anarchy, out of that chaos will come order administered by technological switches and gates. And the future will be cashless because slavery is rooted in economics.
Accordingly, a commenter by the name of “One Eyed Jack” posed the following question: “…how long before that filthy cash has to be discarded to protect society?”
I responded by saying it was an excellent point because recent articles had claimed Coronavirus® survived on surfaces for two weeks.
The next thing ya know…, new headlines appeared out of the ether and, seemingly, right on schedule:
What if Americans, through various media, have been pre-programmed to embrace the deception and, furthermore, into forfeiting their freedoms in the name of safety?
What if Coronavirus® was the new Terrorism®?
Queue the U.N. special contingency team.