Thursday, June 10, 2021

Wuhan Flu: In Theory and Practice

I read Sarah A. Hoyt every so often.  Usually I just take a look at what she's written and skim it.  Sarah is a prolific writer with an I.Q. that's a solid 40 points above average (maybe more in these diverse days) and an education that far surpasses anything you can get inside most classrooms in the U.S. of A.  With all that, she's often a bit deep for me.  I'm more of a Fred Reed sort.  All that being the case, Sarah hit an infield homer the other day.  I've been meaning to write about it, but I got sidetracked somehow.

So here we go, complete with the standard disclaimer.

Read Where We Are Now by Sarah Hoyt, posted on June 4th, 2021 - six days ago, which is comparable to six years in Internet Social Media time.

From the article:

Understand now and forever that quarantines and lockdowns have been used in the past. But they’ve been used for severely affected, afflicted people and areas. You don’t quarantine the healthy you quarantine the sick.

Which anyone reading my little slice of literary digital heaven would either know or conclude after a few seconds of thought.  Anyone taking longer is suffering judgemental impairment due to alcohol, and if you show up drunk, the least you could do is buy your host a shot.  

Anyone with experience in farming knows this; you quarantine sick animals - not healthy ones.  Anyone who raised children really knows this.  The kids come home with the stomach flu because some stupid soccer mom decided her precious little Johnny wasn't really sick, but was malingering because he didn't want to go to school today.  What's more, one or two degrees of fever isn't sick (I've actually heard them say this).

Every mother knows you quarantine the sick child and pray to the Lord that the Old Man doesn't catch it, because if he does he'll be more of a pain in the ass than usual and you, the chief care-provider, are just not up for it.  And so it goes, until we get to entire countries.  Then the whole thing goes sideways, and everything we all know to be true is discounted as non-existent old wives' tales.

From the article:

I’m not in the mood nor do I have the time to teach you virology, which I only know at the yeoman level, and only because I write books of biological-based SF, but sweet dancing penguins on crack, people! “Asymptomatic transmission” IS NOT A THING. Rationally it couldn’t be a thing.

I know nothing of virology.  What I'd really enjoy seeing is having some scientific type read Sarah's article and give an official seal of approval.  It's not that I don't trust her; it's a matter of expertise.

From the article:

You’re going to scream and run at the next “plague” they announce to control you? (And no, I’m not afraid this was a cunning psychological maneuver. I UNDERSTAND the paranoia, but if the Chinese COULD create a virus to kill everyone else, they’d already have done it. They haven’t.)

Here is where I believe Sarah went wrong. Her statement that ...if the Chinese COULD create a virus to kill everyone else, they’d already have done it. is not true, in whole or in part.  At least that's what I believe.

Consider the players.  The japs and the chinks are enemies of the United States.  The japs have never forgiven us for kicking their yellow asses at the end of War II and leveling two cities in the process.

They had it coming.

The chinks hate us for our part in the Boxer rebellion, and more recently for the Korean war (actually a  Pyrrhic stalemate that left both sides bloody and bitter), and for the current trade war, when President Donald Trump put an end to trade deals with China that were letting the chinks treat the U.S. like a retarded brother-in-law.

So we got motivation.

It isn't a question of the Chinese government whipping up a concoction that would spread faster than the Wuhan Flu, nor is it a question of releasing the weaponized virus into the United States.  All the chinks have to do is send a few infected students to each major city in the U.S., and voilà!  Instant population control and ruined economy.


The problem that keeps them from doing this is the same problem that every else is having: Coming up with some super germ that will attack the round-eyes without attacking the coolies.  That's the problem.  Eventually some nation will unlock the secret of the selective weaponized (nice word, weaponized.  I like using it.) virus, and the results will make a nuclear attack look like a walk in the park.

This lead me to an article here: American Pravda: George Orwell's Virus Lab-Leak by Ron Unz, which I suggest you read.  In summary and in part:

Regarding the origin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the commercial news media has performed an about-face worthy of the United States Marine Corp Silent Drill Team.  Hell, it couldn't be sharper, and just look at the timing.

The economy got destroyed, a presidential election was stolen (so now we don't have a legitimate president in the White House), and we are now printing money to pay off our debts.

I think that technique has been tried before.  Germany, maybe?

Both the pretender to the throne and his disabled assistant are incompetent to lead the nation.  Meanwhile, while all hell is breaking loose and sanity is screaming about lies in commercial media, white hating blacks have decided to take over, and violent riots are staged.  Coincidence?  Not a chance, particularly with the BLM crowd.

Worse, we the people are forbidden to protect ourselves from the rioters.  We're supposed to sit back and watch our property destroyed, our lives taken.  We're forbidden by unconstitutional law to arm ourselves, and even if we do - where are you going to buy ammunition?  There isn't any, and I haven't found anyone who is able to explain just why we're having an ammunition shortage that started with the best gun salesman ever (the Ayatollah Obongo) and hasn't ended yet.

More coincidence, I suppose.  Nothing to see here... more along.

People who believe that we the people are headed for a revolution are often discredited as insane conspiracy theorists wearing party-style tin foil hats.  I look at the past four years and I'm not so sure anymore.


Glen Filthie said...

Oh sure. Sarah is a MENSA genius. But your good buddy, Filthie - was saying all this stuff a year ago but he was a blithering idiot. Everyone at the time thought Aesop was the retard class genius when he was predicting mass depopulation, and that if the Chinkypox didn’t get us, Ebola would. There is no justice…😂👍

There will be no formal civil war. What we are going to see are africa style flare ups, sporadic fire fights, and random gang violence and riots. If we’re lucky, some of our feckless leaders will start getting shot. Unelected members of the managerial class will be targeted and eliminated - guys like the fake journalists and their editors, city mayors and council members, police chiefs, etc. Vigilante justice will see crime dealt with right in the street. We are looking at an era of violent unrest. The advice about avoiding crowds and exposure should hopefully work for most of us.

The Neon Madman said...

Well, I did read Sarah's piece, and in general agree with it. I will make the observation that "asymptomatic transmission" is indeed possible, but exceedingly rare - Typhoid Mary is the classical example.

Anyone who thinks that the Chinese (and Russians, for that matter) are NOT working on biological agents with warfare applications is an idiot.

My own take on the past two years experience is to start looking at it as a dry run. It is training for the next time something comes out of the east or Africa - and if there is one thing that I am completely confident of, SOMETHING else will come in anther couple of years. Imagine what would happen if something like Ebola got loose in this country. Covid wound up with a low mortality rate, but what if it had been 5 or 10 percent? Use the lessons that you have learned from the last two years to be better prepped for the next panic.

Gaah, I have to stop this. I am starting to sound like Aesop.

Mad Jack said...

Glen Filthie: Making these predictions and pronouncements over a year ago and your avocation of village idiot have no connection to each other.

You're probably right, with maybe one exception: Texas. Discounting the faggots PETA retards living in Austin, the rest of Texas is comprised of people who think that seceding from the United States might not be a bad idea. In some ways they're right. They could start defending the border on the Mexican side with lead, and deporting illegals by the boxcar load. Eliminate federal tax - sort of, because they'll need that money to fight the war with Mexico when the beaners try to reclaim the land that they claim Texas stole from them years ago. Wars cost money, and Mexico has drug money.

So we'll see.

Meanwhile, in Columbus, Ohio, the local city government has things fucked up beyond all recognition. The situation will worsen until the mayor and half the city council is pilloried and ousted in an election they'll claim was stolen from them by the GOP.

Then the local Tutsi and Hutu clans will get together for a little party, and since the CPD is drastically understaffed and forbidden to take any direct action against most lawbreakers, well, there we'll all be.

Shade of Quartermain.

Neon Madman: I wondered. 'Typhoid Mary'; thanks!

It may well have served as a fire drill for some, but I don't think it started out that way.

I would think that the major players have all been working on germ warfare projects since War II. They just haven't discovered anything yet.

The issue that we're most fortunate about is that the muk-muks and sand monkeys haven't discovered (or been given as a trade item) a new and improved strain of Ebola. While China, Japan, Russia and the like know enough not to shoot themselves in the foot, you-name-it-stan is all about martyrs and 1000 virgins and all that. One thing that keeps them in check is their own ignorance - given a radioactive substance that they could refine and use in a bomb, the people involved die of radiation poisoning before they get the material to the refinery. The same thing is true with bio-weapons - we'll see half the population of martyr-stan turned to living jelly before the new virus comes anywhere near us. Then the question becomes who does the deed? My guess is that we'll hire Israel to do it. Once the area is reduced to glass and ashes (1 minute? two at most?) steps will have to be taken to protect the U.S. and Europe.

CWMartin said...

"The problem that keeps them from doing this is the same problem that every else is having: Coming up with some super germ that will attack the round-eyes without attacking the coolies." The Red Skull tried this during Geoff John's run in The Avengers, only with blacks. It didn't work for him, either, so he went to plan b- blame it on the leading black nation, so that when the world finds out it was manufactured, at least he could count on the world to eliminate Wakanda for him.