Letter to The Editor - The virus and subsequent economic implications have also emphasised the need to be independent

Sent to Advertiser and Country papers

Dear Editor
The impact of the Covid 19 virus has reached every corner of society’s activities.  It has revealed some practices which could be changed to provide a benefit even beyond the current dilemma. A good deal of office computer work can be done at home.  The employee can receive work to be done and return it by email to the office.  This would reduce the need for travel to work by car or public transport providing immediate relief from traffic and parking problems. Another gain would be less emissions.  One day per week at the office would allow for personal interchange if necessary. The virus and subsequent economic implications have also emphasised the need to be independent and this applies from the individual right through to the State and nation.  We have become too dependent on foreign countries in all areas.  Problems have arisen when we depend on them to supply our needs and when they can no longer access our products.  The remedy will involve reconsideration of Australia’s commitment to schemes like the Lima Agreement (Agenda 21 etc) where we agree to allow our industries to go off-shore to assist developing nations.  Trade Agreements can have a similar effect. The negative side of globalisation has been clearly exposed.  Will we take heed?

Yours faithfully
Ken Grundy
Naracoorte  SA  5271

Made in China, Too By Brian Simpson

     Comparisons have been made with the present coronavirus pandemic, and the 1918 pandemic. But really the present situation does not compare to what happened then, where corpses were put out in the street, in some parts of the world much like rubbish is put out today. And, both were from China, even though the 1918 flu is called the “Spanish flu”:
  https://thehill.com/changing-america/opinion/488429-the-1918-spanish-flu-ravaged-the-world-what-can-it-teach-us-about
  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/1/140123-spanish-flu-1918-china-origins-pandemic-science-health/

“For decades, scientists have debated where in the world the pandemic started, variously pinpointing its origins in France, China, the American Midwest, and beyond. Without a clear location, scientists have lacked a complete picture of the conditions that bred the disease and factors that might lead to similar outbreaks in the future. The deadly "Spanish flu" claimed more lives than World War I, which ended the same year the pandemic struck. Now, new research is placing the flu's emergence in a forgotten episode of World War I: the shipment of Chinese laborers across Canada in sealed train cars. Historian Mark Humphries of Canada's Memorial University of Newfoundland says that newly unearthed records confirm that one of the side stories of the war—the mobilization of 96,000 Chinese laborers to work behind the British and French lines on World War I's Western Front—may have been the source of the pandemic. Writing in the January issue of the journal War in History, Humphries acknowledges that his hypothesis awaits confirmation by viral samples from flu victims. Such evidence would tie the disease's origin to one location. But some other historians already find his argument convincing. "This is about as close to a smoking gun as a historian is going to get," says historian James Higgins, who lectures at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and who has researched the 1918 spread of the pandemic in the United States. "These records answer a lot of questions about the pandemic."

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Letter to the Editor - The Virus Slowdown was Successful

25 March 2020

The Virus Slowdown was Successful

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No Discrimination Says Madonna By Brian Simpson

     Ageing boomer pop singer, attention-seeker and globalist, anti-Trumper, Madonna has given another diatribe in support of her world view, saying that the coronavirus makes us all equal. What, there is epidemiological evidence that the virus kills more men than women, but I guess that is not what concerns her being a hyper-feminist:
  https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/03/22/madonna-says-coronavirus-made-us-all-equal-in-nude-psa/

“Just as the city of Los Angeles announced plans to move thousands of homeless people into recreation centers, sitting nude in a bathtub full of rose peddles in her million dollar mansion, Madonna said “what’s terrible” and “what’s wonderful” about the coronavirus is that “it’s made us all equal in many ways.” “That’s the thing about COVID-19. It doesn’t care how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell. It’s the great equalizer and what’s terrible about is it what’s great about it,” Madonna said. “What’s terrible about it is that it’s made us all equal in many ways and what’s wonderful about is, is that it’s made us all equal in many ways.” “Like I used to say at the end of human nature every night, if the ship goes down, we’re all going down together,” the Grammy-winner said, captioning her tweet “No-Discrimination- Covid-19.” It was only a few days ago that the world was witness to a stumbling and spinning Madonna putting on a Coronavirus concert from her bathroom, reimagining her hit “Vogue” to include lyrics about eating fried fish.”

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Corpses on Ice By Peter Ewer

     Just be glad for small mercies, my dear old mother used to say, when we faced some misery. It can always get worse, so be humble and don’t tempt fate. Was she seeing Spain, in the future, that is, Spain today in the plague years?
  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/spain-makeshift-ice-rink-morgue-takes-delivery-corpses-200324115155671.html

“The first hearse arrived on Tuesday at Madrid's ice rink, hastily transformed into a makeshift mortuary as Spanish authorities scrambled to deal with a rising death toll from the coronavirus. Spain is Europe's second-hardest hit country after Italy, with 2,696 deaths and nearly 40,000 confirmed cases after 6,600 cases and more than 500 deaths were reported overnight, the sharpest daily increase since the start of the crisis. Approximately 14 percent of infections are among health workers. Authorities said on Monday facilities could not cope and agreed to transform the Palacio de Hielo mall, home to an Olympic-sized ice rink, into a morgue. Footage from Reuters TV showed vehicles at the building cordoned off by police officers in masks. The military disinfected 179 nursing homes on Monday and plan to clean another 96 on Tuesday, officials said.”

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The Joy of Panic Gun Buying By John Steele

     Oh, to have plenty of money to splash around at the end of the world, and be in a country where one still had God-given liberties to do so. Take Hungary, where people are simply buying guns like there is no tomorrow, as maybe there will not be, or at best, it will be the dawning of a violent new world:
  https://summit.news/2020/03/24/coronavirus-causes-gun-buying-panic-in-hungary/

“Fearing the potential breakdown of law and order as a result of the coronavirus, Hungarians are panic buying guns, with one store reporting a five fold increase in sales. “We are selling five times as much as in a normal March,” Gabor Vass, a gun store owner in Budapest, told Al Jazeera. “We could sell 15 times more if we had any more rubber bullet weapons, but we ran out,” he added. The store suddenly faced a rush of buyers last week despite the fact that Hungary has largely escaped the fate of other European countries, recording 167 coronavirus cases and 7 deaths. Vass said the firearm purchases were being driven by fears of civil unrest if supplies of essential products run out. “If people brawl over toilet paper now, what will they do later? Once shops run out of stock, people will take what they need. Police can hardly deal with every petty theft,” he said. 300,000 of Hungary’s 10 million population hold gun licenses, but licenses aren’t necessary for some light arms. “People have gone nuts,” said Vass. “They gobble up anything they don’t need a licence for. Gas pistols, rubber bullet guns, and even things like crossbows, which can harm you seriously.” According to the  Czech arms manufacturers association, there has also been a “double-digit rise in sales” of guns in Hungary’s neighboring country.”

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New World Order Pandemonic Pandemic Takeover! By Chris Knight

     What comes after the coronavirus pandemic panic? In the video below, Viking Nordic backwoodsman, Bjorn Bull-Hansen gives his down to earth take, that even if the coronavirus is not a conspiracy, the elites have taken advantage of this, which they are programmed to do, and will be moving to smash freedom as we know it, because that is what they do for their day, and night jobs. It is already happening, and once those few remaining freedoms are gone, it will be the battle of the century to get them back. Thus, California, that cursed socialist state, is already rolling out martial law, control by the forces of anarchotyranny:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWDNArKWfns
  https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241271171.html
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzo9IAgyOr0&feature=emb_title
  https://triblive.com/opinion/pat-buchanan-will-coronavirus-kill-new-world-order/
  https://www.globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-new-world-order-something-rotten-state-denmark/5706464
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/18/coronavirus-california-prepared-for-martial-law-possibility/

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Tuesday that the state is prepared for the possibility of declaring martial law in an effort to combat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. “[W]e have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity,” Newsom said during a press conference on California’s ongoing response to the deadly illness. In what would be an extraordinary measure, martial law is the suspension of ordinary law and the imposition of direct military control of a population. The governor has already placed the California National Guard on alert for humanitarian duties, including food distribution and public safety activities. California, which approved $1.1 billion in emergency funding on Monday, may exceed the state’s roughly $21 billion in reserves, warned Newsom. “The magnitude of this moment may exceed those reserves,” he said. Newsom also gave an assessment on the status of California schools, stating that “few if any” will reopen before summer. U.S. and California health officials have repeatedly warned that the virus could have a devastating impact and that the timetable for controlling it is not known. President Donald Trump on Monday said the crisis could last until August. California’s 415 hospitals have been planning for a surge of patients. They have about 88,000 beds and Newsom said health officials are running models to determine needs based on various infection rates and resulting hospitalizations. Under worst-case scenarios, California could be short 20,000 beds, he said.”

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How Mahathir overcame the Asian crisis By Eiichi Furukawa

Jul 18, 1999

     Starting in September last year, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia was strongly criticized by the Western media and some Western governments over the introduction of capital controls and the sacking of his deputy prime minister and finance minister Anwar Ibrahim, who was later tried for alleged criminal acts. It was thought that Mahathir was doomed to be overthrown by student and youth demonstrations. Now, however, the outcry has subsided, the political situation has been stabilized and capital controls have been deemed a success even by the anti-Mahathir Western media and IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus.

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It’s China’s Fault it Seems: Science Says So! By Peter Ewer

     There is still no settled opinion from our side of politics about the true nature of the coronavirus pandemic, with views ranging from catastrophe, Mike Adams, right through to the bug is a type of false flag conspiracy, and may not even exist. I don’t know about the last one, but some influential tin foil hatters have proposed it, but, then again, after every disaster there are some of us to say: no, it did not happen as you thought it did. We need open minds, gathering information, just like on the issue of China’s responsibility:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/what-our-country-going-look-if-millions-americans-start-dying-covid-19
  https://summit.news/2020/03/19/study-global-pandemic-could-have-been-avoided-if-china-had-acted-sooner/
  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2020/03/covid-19-china.page

“A scientific study has found that had China acted sooner to combat the spread of their coronavirus, then the spread could have been almost entirely avoided, and it would not have become a global pandemic. Research out of the University of Southampton in the UK, based on world population mapping funded primarily by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discovered “that if interventions in [China] could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively – significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease.” Study author Dr Shengjie Lai, of the University of Southampton, comments: “Our study demonstrates how important it is for countries which are facing an imminent outbreak to proactively plan a coordinated response which swiftly tackles the spread of the disease on a number of fronts.” Director of the University of Southampton’s WorldPop group, Professor Andy Tatem, adds: “We have a narrow window of opportunity globally to respond to this disease and given effective drugs and vaccines are not expected for months, we need to be smart about how we target it using non-drug-related interventions.” “Our findings significantly contribute to an improved understanding of how best to implement measures and tailor them to conditions in different regions of the world.” Tatem continued. It has become clear that the first cases of the Chinese virus were reported in mid-late November and early December, with scientists even estimating that the first jump of the virus from animals to humans probably occurred in October in the city of Wuhan. Instead of acting immediately, the Chinese government waited until January 23rd before issuing quarantine orders to the 11 million people living in Wuhan. The communist state was also actively working to suppress and punish doctors and scientists who tried to get warnings out, and  lied to the world by claiming there was “no evidence” of human-to-human transmission.”

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Boomer, Doomer, Remover, Sooner By James Reed

     I hate “my generation,” the 1960s boomer crowd who still listen to Beatles music, and think that Bob Dylan, deserved a Nobel Prize, a spoilt rotten bunch that have wasted the social capital of the West and led us into the present crisis of survival. No wonder the younger generation hates us so.
  https://theprint.in/opinion/pov/covid-19-a-boomer-remover-why-millennials-are-angry-and-done-with-older-generation/381223/

“As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the words ‘Boomer Remover’ featured prominently in Twitter trends the past couple of days. It is, of course, a mean yet on-point joke about how the majority of the COVID-19 pandemic’s death toll are the elderly. What is the reason for this pushback and anger against Boomers across the world, and in particular, against uncles in India? ‘OK Boomer’ and ‘Uncle, please sit’ are now popular catchphrases to signal that young people have had enough of the policies and politics that have got us to this point. Boomers have handed younger generations a broken economy, an ailing planet, and nuclear weapons – but won’t stop with the lectures. And as many pointed out, the Boomers’ response to the admittedly off-colour joke has been far more proactive than their response to all the actual problems for which younger generations blame them: their political choices that have now led to lack of jobs for the current generations around the world and their inability to buy a house, a growing climate crisis, rising depression and anxiety among young people, poor healthcare facilities, rampant gun violence in schools and even their ostrich-like response to coronavirus. Many Boomer-run offices can easily allow employees to work from home in the gig economy until this pandemic is over, but they simply won’t. Young people are now telling them that their time, more specifically, the time of their ideas, is over, and they should stop trying to run the world.”

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The Hybrid War By James Reed

     We are all tired of reading and writing about the coronavirus issue, but this is dominating all the news cycles, and it is our duty as journalists to deal with all of the big issues of the day. We are trying to cover all the bases as Brian puts it, and here is one possible longer-term consequence, the “hybrid war”:
  https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-locked-hybrid-war-us/5706687

“Among the myriad, earth-shattering geopolitical effects of coronavirus, one is already graphically evident. China has re-positioned itself. For the first time since the start of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in 1978, Beijing openly regards the US as a threat, as stated a month ago by Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Munich Security Conference during the peak of the fight against coronavirus. Beijing is carefully, incrementally shaping the narrative that, from the beginning of the coronovirus attack, the leadership knew it was under a hybrid war attack. Xi’s terminology is a major clue. He said, on the record, that this was war. And, as a counter-attack, a “people’s war” had to be launched. Moreover, he described the virus as a demon or devil. Xi is a Confucianist. Unlike some other ancient Chinese thinkers, Confucius was loath to discuss supernatural forces and judgment in the afterlife. However, in a Chinese cultural context, devil means “white devils” or “foreign devils”: guailo in Mandarin, gweilo in Cantonese. This was Xi delivering a powerful statement in code. When Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, voiced in an incandescent tweet the possibility that “it might be US Army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan” – the first blast to this effect to come from a top official – Beijing was sending up a trial balloon signalling that the gloves were finally off. Zhao Lijian made a direct connection with the Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019, which included a delegation of 300 US military. He directly quoted US CDC director Robert Redfield who, when asked last week whether some deaths by coronavirus had been discovered posthumously in the US, replied that  “some cases have actually been diagnosed this way in the US today.”

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Bringing On Economic Collapse; Debt Jubilee? By James Reed

     It is fast becoming mainstream that we are seeing another Great Depression, the exception being that there is now a social welfare net to break people’s fall a little bit, so that they do not die immediately from their economic fall, but perhaps from starvation waiting on the streets to get in the doors of Centrelink, which has become life itself:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8140855/Queues-people-line-stress-outside-Sydney-Centrelink-office.html?ito=push-notification&ci=11130&si=1326534

     It has been suggested that a debt jubilee is the only way of preventing this Great Depression:
  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/21/debt-jubilee-is-only-way-avoid-depression/

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Uncle Len’s Great Coronapocalpyse Adventures By Uncle Len, Man of the Plague

     Well, there you go, all those people doing bootcamp, if they break the social distancing rules, well the police are going to swat you, and rightly so. But, why should there be bootcamps at all, forms of exercise  torture? If gyms can be shut down because some big guy can be shedding viruses like cats shed fur, all over the place, then shut them down too. And what is it, 10 people max at a funeral, and 5 for a wedding? Where did they pull these numbers from? Surely these are high risk places, since wedding involve people getting pretty close together, and funerals, well someone is dead anyway, which is hardly a good start. So, shut them down too!
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8149837/Bootcamp-trainers-face-5000-fines-clients-1000-ignore-social-distancing-rules.html?ito=push-notification&ci=11304&si=1326534

     Yes, this is truly a fantastic time for your resident shed-dwelling hobo writer, who has suffered from social coronavirus all of his life. Social distancing is what I have lived with as people avoid me like the …  plague! And soon everyone is going to be like Uncle Len because stage three social distancing is coming soon:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8149263/What-level-three-restrictions-involve.html?ito=push-notification&ci=11306&si=1326534

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Social Distancing and Racism? By Peter Ewer

     If you are worried about death and social doom in the current corona-crisis, then think again, because the real concern, as always, is racism, white racism. Yeah:
  https://www.newframe.com/far-right-uses-coronavirus-to-scapegoat-refugees/

“The global explosion of the coronavirus has dramatically brought about fresh challenges for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. With countries adopting strict measures to contain this pandemic, including rigid border controls, the outbreak will not only have a huge impact on those driven out by crisis situations but is also likely to create another refugee tragedy, worse than what has been experienced before. The global response to the spread of the virus formally known as Covid-19 amid the ongoing refugee crisis has been shaped by the complexity of national political interests, hardened immigration policies and border sovereignty. Xenophobic rhetoric about how migrants and refugees are potential carriers of the deadly virus and pose a health threat has already become a central theme for right-wing populists in Europe, who advocate for cracking down on immigration. And many far-right nationalists are making unverified assertions that African migrants brought the virus to the continent.”

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TODAY‼️ THE BILL WAS PASSED

TODAY‼️ THE BILL WAS PASSED AS THEY WERE DISTRACTING US BY SCAREMONGERING THE TRUTH ON MAIN MEDIA.... WE NEED TO RETRACT THIS BILL.... ANYONE KNOW HOW‼️‼️‼️‼️

The emergency Coronavirus Bill will be rushed through as law. Today sees the 2nd reading, if passed it will immediately proceed to 3rd and on. It contains the most draconian powers ever proposed in peace-time Britain. It will be rushed through Parliament and the powers will last two years. The powers will affect your freedom and take away your rights. Forced detention and isolation can be of anyone, including children, and for any amount of time. Authorities can FORCEABLY take biological samples from your body. There’s no clear access to legal rights from as-yet unidentified isolation facilities. Powers last up to 2.5 years. Lockdown powers could prevent protests against measures. State surveillance safeguards weakened. Protections from forced detainment and treatment under Mental Health Act lowered. Cremations can be enforced against personal and religious wishes. Changes to the court system. Registration of deaths. No inquests into suspicious deaths! No requirement for any medical certification for burials or cremations! It also indemnifies the health service should they fail for what ever reason to provide care. The most frightening part. Only one medical 'officer' is required to sign off COMPULSORY TREATMENT ORDER which means... in the real world you can be forced to accept medication. Or held down and injected with whatever is seen fit. THAT is the biggest and worst threat to your own freedoms. Schedule 8 Pt1. Local Authorities will now be exempted from compliance with their duties under The Care Act 2014. Schedule 11. The BBC wont be telling you that bit. So. If someone dies in police custody or any type of custody they can simply dispose of the body without any paperwork medical exam or certification or inquest. Forget what that box in the corner of your room is 'programming' you with. Get the facts. This is a terrible day for freedoms. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

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Makeshift Morgues By Charles Taylor

     I hope you Aussies are doing ok, are all prepped up from panic buying of supplies at the last moment. Here in the US (I reside in Florida), fear rules. Everybody, even liberals are buying guns, because they can see where this is going. It is hard to find anti-gun articles in the press at the moment. Me, I have always been fully armed up, with four black rifles, legal here of course, some Glock pistols, all legal, and shotguns. And, now I am diversifying, moving to get an array of medieval weapons, buying largely swords and fighting knives from Cold Steel over in Kalifornia, being all cashed up from selling of my business and retiring three month ago. Now I am into full scale apocalypse prepping, and having the time of my life buying up big. Poor Chris back in OZ with no real weapons beyond his wives rolling pin. My wife could not have kids, so there are just the two of us, and we have all we need to last us for years. Praise the Lord we are lucky. Others are dead, and some states are setting up makeshift morgues to house the dead:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/after-nyc-morgues-near-capacity-states-ask-emergency-fema-help

“New York City morgues are nearing capacity and will be full as soon as next week, according to a Department of Homeland Security official which was corroborated by a Politico source. Another person familiar with the situation said that the city's hospital morgues hit capacity sometime over the past week. That said, if New York City runs out of morgue space as the number of COVID-19 deaths increase, the Trump administration will step in and assist, according to a former senior admin official - who noted that the George W. Bush administration sent mortuary assistance after Hurricane Katrina and the September 11 attacks. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that one Manhattan hospital has set up a makeshift morgue in preparation for the surge in coronavirus victims as the city's death toll approaches 200. That said, not everyone is concerned. For now, city officials do not seem especially alarmed. Aja Worthy-Davis, a spokesperson for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), said concerns about morgue capacity may be unfounded. In Manhattan alone, she said, OCME’s morgue can store up to 900 bodies. The city has a morgue for each of the five boroughs, she said. “We have the ability to expand pretty dramatically,” she said. “If you look back at what we did during 9/11, we have the ability to create mobile stations that allow us to house bodies if we run out of space.” -Politico

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Welcome to the Great Depression 2.0: It’s Here! By James Reed

     I am not alone; there are more intelligent voices than me saying what I said days ago, that the Great Depression 2.0 is here, at least by implication:
  https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/morgan-stanley-says-30-gdp-fall-in-q2-2020-03-23

     There are sober reports on this perfect storm of misery too:
  https://usawatchdog.com/greatest-depression-already-started-gerald-celente/

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Will this be the “End”? By Brian Simpson

     Our Nordic friend, Bjorn Bull-Hansen, who camps in the bush and philosophises drinking freshly brewed coffee, has never seen anything like this. Across Europe, schools, universities, work places, closed. For capitalism this is the apocalypse. But people are told not to panic, but they did.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdWuQfiDpDI
  http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/03/13/president-trump-declares-national-emergency-over-coronavirus/
  http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2020/03/12/the-storm-is-coming/
  https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/doug-casey-greater-depression-coming
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/dont-believe-numbers-johns-hopkins-prof-fears-worst-public-health-crisis-polio
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/biblical-anarchy-market-screwed-sheer-decimation_03132020
  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/09/coronavirus-may-destructive-lehman-crisis/

Here is the claim that the real issue that Covid-19 raises is the old battle between state control/paternalism and liberal freedom, with state control seeming to win … at least while the state continues to function. At some level pandemics may simply collapse state functions, leading to no-one able to run the politic machinery, and hence political breakdown. But, that is a long way off yet, isn’t it? “Covid-19 is turning into a strategic contest between the social control model of China and the unruly, free-spirited pluralism of the West The world’s geopolitical order will be unrecognisable once Covid-19 has done its worst. Long-standing regimes will be badly compromised. Political systems that have never fully recovered from the Lehman crisis will suffer a second body blow. Those Western democratic governments that have been most complacent or incompetent will be torn to shreds by unforgiving electorates. Social media will see to that. Covid-19 is turning into a strategic contest between the social control model of China’s Communist Party and the unruly, free-spirited pluralism of the West. How that comparison plays out will shape the global order in the 21st Century. In this country, Brexit scarcely matters right now. Decimal points of GDP are irrelevant. Boris Johnson will be judged on whether or not his administration allows avoidable decimation of the elderly – and the not so elderly – and whether the National Health Service buckles in catastrophic institutional failure.

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As Sweden Slowly Dies By Richard Miller

     Dopey Sweden is advertising itself as having benefits to give to all of the poor of the Third World, so that liberal whites there feel morally superior, and deludedly think that Sweden is a moral superpower, when really it is just a joke, that long ago ceased to be even mildly amusing:
  https://sputniknews.com/europe/201910291077172686-lure-for-migrants-outrage-as-government-webpage-markets-sweden-abroad-as-country-of-benefits/

“According to recent statistics, 94 percent of immigrants who've arrived in Sweden since the migrant crisis of 2015, rely on state benefits. The government-run website Sweden.se has landed in hot water for marketing Sweden abroad as a place where immigrants can receive very generous contributions and other bonuses, including health care. On the website, the reader is informed that Sweden has the world's longest parental leave and even provides illegal immigrants with dental care. The website also provides a detailed list of benefits and allowances. For instance, a family with six children receives a monthly SEK 4,240 ($430) and SEK 7,500 ($760) in multi-child allowances. The site is operated by the Swedish Institute (SI), a government body tasked with promoting the country's image abroad and promoting its interests. “I have no problem with signing up to the fact that we try to inform that Sweden is a welfare state. We have a system that sparks interest”, Per-Arne Wikström, the head of communications at the Swedish Institute, told TV4. He also admitted that the purpose of the webpage is to inform of Sweden's priorities and potentially arouse interest in emigrating to the country. The ploy to portray Sweden as a country of benefits irked politicians and ordinary Swedes alike. According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, 94 percent of the asylum seekers that arrived in Sweden since 2015 rely on state benefits. Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson called the site completely unreasonable. According to him, it sends a “completely wrong signal” about Sweden. “Incredible. The government's own authority markets Sweden abroad as a generous grant country. Everything in order to attract more people to Sweden. What Sweden needs is quotas in the welfare system and a strict migration policy. For a long time to come”, his party colleague Elisabeth Svantesson tweeted.”

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The “Chinese Virus” By Peter West

     I have just got back from the doctors, and it was like something out of a zombie infection movie, being met at the door by staff, who assessed me as to whether I would be of any risk with respect to Covid 19 infection. My doctor said the clinic could close, so he wrote me a pile of scripts to see me out for maybe a few months, after which I will probably get sick and die, or find out that I did not need the meds at all, and was better of without them. I speculate. This was in my mind when I read this piece by James Fulford, on why Trump was right to call Covid 19, the “Chinese virus.” However, Fulford spells out the details of Chinese dietary practices and the health consequences, coming from the close interaction with all sorts of animals like bats, which are eaten. I respect the Chinese, but, I suppose the point has to be made, because if it was us that did the following, they would be pretty upset too, and rightly so:
  https://vdare.com/articles/the-fulford-file-the-china-virus-came-from-china-and-chinese-people-and-it-s-ok-to-say-so?scroll_to_paragraph=10

“The Novel Coronavirus, aka Corona, Wuhan Virus, or “Kung Flu,” came into being apparently via the unsanitary Chinese habit of eating live bats, etc., in the “wet markets” of Wuhan. This is not a racial characteristic, but a cultural one. People outside China don’t do it, much, but the whole world is suffering from it. David Cole of Takimag explained this on February 4, 2020 in a column Crazy Rich Asians Will Kill Us All:

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