by Ramin Mazaheri, exclusive for the Saker Blog
In the UK an average of just 600 people die from influenza every year, a testament to the major socialist concept the incredibly rich island has tolerated – the National Health Service.
In the US, where the biggest socialist concept they have tolerated is Social Security – to prevent mass elder-class starvation – the lack of health care annually kills 11 times more people than in the UK (proportionally). “It’s fine,” they say in the US – the price of freedom. Freedom of expression above all.
However, all of a sudden everyone across the West cares about preventing mostly-preventable flu deaths. Really?
In fact, apparently the West cares more than anybody: South Korea quarantined some neighborhoods, China one major city, Iran encouraged a national quarantine, but the West wants two entire continents to stay at home.
What overreaction? The West just has a huge heart – haven’t their capitalist and Christian evangelists been saying that for four centuries?
In fact, how dare you possible micro-trigger a Westerner by suggesting an overblown macro-triggering? The vastly, vastly, VASTLY greater reaction of the West than of China, South Korea and Iran is entirely merited, and this cannot be questioned. Or so they keep shouting.
The problem in the West is that those in power during the corona crisis should not be in power.
Firstly, whereas in China it is as hard to get into the vanguard Communist Party as the Ivy League, in the West all one needs is rich friends or friends with clout. So of course the quality of the West’s public service response to corona could have been predicted to be comparatively inferior.
The fourth estate and unofficial branch of government, the media, is similarly compromised: I can’t read Chinese to verify if they are calming a panic instead of inflaming it, but I can read the dire warnings broadcast 24/7 by the Western MSM, whose ratings are surely through the roof. Very over-dramatic, indeed. Personally, I have encouraged anyone who will listen to heed my professional media opinion regarding this corona crisis: the less time you spend watching the Western MSM the saner and more stable you will be during this crisis. Your family will thank you.
In the West technocrats are in power: thus, in an epidemic we must all listen to doctors and statistical-modelling specialists. Both are quite well-paid jobs. Western technocratism means that the West absolutely cannot have policy even partially dictated by the needs or experiences of their legion of middle-aged, single-mother waitresses; or any of the 40% of Americans who don’t have $500 to cover an emergency; or any part of the Yellow Vest-supporting Europeans who have had their social safety net slashed by unending banker bailouts and austerity measures.
The interpretation of statistics, and the public policy such statistics should influence – these things surely cannot be influenced by ideology, can they? I agree though – better to listen to nerds than to not get a second medical opinion.
Let’s not act like they are Cuban: US doctors are perfectly at ease with you being homeless over unpaid medical bills, and they don’t want you forcing them to go work on the front lines to cover this flu crisis. Cynical? Well, I am a daily-hack journalist, but is it such a taboo thought to think when you see yet another doctor handing down a life-and-death proclamation with smug certainty, yet again? Doctors are never wrong… yet the third-largest cause of death in the US is malpractice.
Given this undoubted difference in terms of public policy servants and public policy explainers, why on earth should we assume that the West’s public servants are going to outshine Eastern ones? However, what can and cannot be achieved in these countries is also very different.
On a social level China, South Korea and Iran are Asian societies which are fundamentally more patriarchal and social, whereas Western societies are more matriarchal and individualist. This means that in the West many overworked single mothers are being inflamed into OCD-level sanitizings, while non-deadbeat divorced Dads are proving their all-conquering filial love by fist-fighting over toilet paper for Junior.
As stay at home orders – which vary from suggestions to promises of fines – proliferate across the West I will go out on a limb and say that many Westerners will go far further and treat the orders as if they were martial law. Yes, Westerners insist that they are more freedom-loving and unable to tie down than any Muslim nomad, but I recall a quite compliant response during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent lockdown. American libertarianism is only for good times, it seems.
Contrarily, it is rather amusing that on the first day of spring – a day celebrated as Nowruz in Iran – some regions reported that holiday traffic was 98% as high as in 2019 despite official pleas to stay at home. That is very European of Iranians – nothing stops an Iranian’s vacation, too. Of course, their vacations are not to go and cheaply break anti-nudity laws in Tunisia but to visit relative after relative after relative. But the point is made: with warmth, happiness and in a group, all of the Islamic Republic of Iran simply must celebrate this pagan holiday. What a bunch of fundamentalist Muslims, indeed. As regards to the “Great McDonald’s Satan”: Nothing starts their vacations: worker instability and workaholism incredibly translates into half their workforce with paid vacations being too unwilling to use their paltry number of vacation days; half of all US workers overall work in “low-wage” jobs, meaning they can’t afford vacations period.
But the incredibly elevated conscience of the West is indicated by their incredibly more drastic response that that of the East’s: they are apparently willing to trash their already weak, corruption-rotted, unsuccessful austerity/QE economies to prevent flu deaths among the elderly with significant existing medical conditions.
Bottom line: the West is choosing to avoid flu deaths among the sick elderly now but may wind up with far more deaths due to the mass unemployment and economic chaos they view as the only solution to corona. But bad economics kills, too.
Whatever it takes… not to the save the Eurozone, but to end it?
But economics can’t be discussed in the West: TINA – there is no solution to “capitalism with American characteristics”. Those are “global values”.
Anyway, bad economic policies don’t kill – the market does. And the market cannot be stopped or regulated.
Sure, markets can crash, and ruin the 401k retirement plans (i.e. the US “pension system” – ugh! Terrible… but it makes NYC bankers and stockbrokers happy), of the elderly class, but the US can’t close or control the markets. Sorry Gramps! You survived corona but you’re 30% more busted.
Say goodbye to the Bernie Sanders campaign – in a crisis US (fake) leftists will fall in line for stability, pragmatism and personal safety, just like in 2008. The US is a dog-eat-dog capitalist-imperialist society and in a global crisis the US dog has to make sure they can keep eating the foreign dogs, after all. International solidarity is for socialist suckers; Western sanctions on corona medicine must remain to try and implode Iran, Cuba, etc.
But, as I have written about for years: the Eurozone remains the largest macro-economy and yet also the weakest link in the macro-economy. They have, few want to admit, already had a Lost Decade. Quantitative Easing and Zero Interest Rate Policies have only re-inflated the 1%er bubbles in the FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) markets. It’s incredible: the Western economy is so kindly shutting down for weeks even though they are even more over-leveraged in 2020 than in the 2008 economic crisis, which was sparked by over-leveraging. Don’t the doctors, epidemiologists and helicopter moms know that?
Contrarily, China has had recent decades of spectacular growth, as has South Korea. So has Iran, from the end of the Iraq War until 2012, when the inhuman triple sanctions (EU, UN, US) were levied, and then successes were further delayed by the 2014 oil price collapse.
Incredibly crucially for the ambitions of the corona virus, those three nations have ideologies, histories and cultures which have given their governments far, far more control over their economies. Certainly, in a time of crisis they have more levers to pull to help their nations as well as the willingness to pull them (unlike, say US Republicans/Libertarians).
Some smart journalists have pointed out to Westerners that corona is showing what life is like under Western sanctions. Nations like Iran, Venezuela, China (sanctioned for over two decades post-1949) are quite used to such a life, but: welcome to the party – you appear quite awkward and nervous.
I understand your concern: the US is proudly dog-eat-dog, and the neoliberal, post-1989-inspired structure adopted by the European Union is the dog-eat-dog model the US wishes their Founding Fathers had been dumb enough to implement.
Corona is bad, certainly, but bad economics kills too. Are we trading fewer corona deaths now for even more regular flu deaths in 6 months, caused by all the people pushed into poverty by the Great Recession tipping into the Great Depression 2? This is a vital question, and not a heartless one at all.
We are all in this together, and that’s yet another affirmation of post-1917 socialist worldviews, but at the end of the corona crisis we can all only reap what we have nationally sown.
China eats dogs, and they will pick up the pieces of those whose sowings compounded the corona crisis; whose overreactions – provoked by a lack of economic stability, physical security and emotional trust in many social areas – threaten to pop Everything Bubble 2, which is a verifiable economic reality and not journalistic hyperbole. Russia and Iran will likely be forced to play custodian, too. This is the same century-old story that we have seen in fascist Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, etc.
I hope wherever you are that you and your family are healthy, and that you have faith in the goodness and capability of your nation’s leaders. You’re going to need them, and me as well. (Joe Biden, really?)
Me, I’m going out. I’m a journalist, the most despised – and by a huge margin – of all the first-responders, LOL. However, watching many of my Mainstream Media colleagues during the corona crisis reminds me why this is the case.
If the West’s response does prove to have been an overreaction – if China’s shut down of Wuhan and a few smaller cities was not supposed to replicated on a multi-continental level, in large part because the West does not have the socialist-inspired policy tools to take such extreme preventative measures – then resentment towards mainstream journalists will, and should, only increase.
So that would be something good from corona. In fact, here will be a lot of positives from Corona, but many of them left-handed.
The new year just began; it’s the second day of spring; the world will not end in the next 30 days – I find it hard to be hysterical, negative and over-dramatic, personally. Enjoy being home alone, if that’s what you insist on.
Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of the books ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’ and the upcoming ‘Socialism’s Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism’.
Westerners governments primary reaction to COVID-19 virus is to blame China (for the spread of the virus) and of course, Russia (for disinformation – what else, right). I do not see this amongst regular people though. Most of the peoples support what China and Russia are doing with their willingness to help those countries in need. I think, consequences of not reacting on time will be big and now western governments will try to shift the blame to China as Trump just did today. He said that only his instinct told him to close borders, first to China and then to EU because China was “hiding important information”. If US has a president that acts based on instinct, they are all doomed. If I knew in January that thing is real and serious (just getting info from the various sources from internet) should Trump knew (based on what his guts were telling him) that US must be ready for the epidemic? I think, that they all knew that epidemic is real but they did not react in order not to bring panic to stock market, after all, it is an election year. Trump knows that if stock market crumble he might not get re-elected, and democrats knew, for the same reason, that Bernie might get even more popular with his universal healthcare and other “socialist” ideas. Now, we have situation that market crashed more than 30% anyway, and that Trump stands to the left of democrats, Crazy, eh? Trump is talking about direct payments to US citizens and equity in any company that asks for bailout from government, while democrats are proposing low rate credits for those in need and affordable vaccine (?!?!?) Westeners replaced God with super-human and then super-human for profit. Now, they just have to replace common sense with animal instinct and they will be golden …
This might be telling:
Excerpt: “REMUZZI: That they remember having seen very strange pneumonias, very severe, particularly in old people in December and even in November. It means that the virus was circulating at least in Lombardy before we were aware of this outbreak occurring in China.”
Also, comment from one of the youtube videos:
“CDC closed Fort Detrick in Maryland which is a military lab because of poor safety protocol, This happened in August of 2019. During this time a strange pathogen was discovered in two assisted-living homes, or nursing homes near Fort Detrick. several people died and many was extremely ill from a respiratory disease of unknown nature. And a around this time we also had the vaping illness where many died of a mysterious respiratory disease. CDC blame the vaping, but no one else in the world experienced this vaping illness. A month later comes October, flu season starts. And all of sudden these mysterious respiratory disease had disappeared. But strangely enough our flu season had a high mortality rate. Also recently some epidemiologist wanted to do some test of past flu victims but was denied by CDC.”
It might be that virus mutated from August-November period and became even more dangerous when it reached China?
I am very glad to hear from you again, and I do hope that you have been well.
This virus, I firmly believe, is but another act of terrorism which has been committed by the evil ones, who have not yet been completely removed from this world.
I do believe that we will survive this, even here in the west.
I also hope, as I have said elsewhere, that the American people stop trying so very hard to believe some d@#&$d story or other, and start believing the truth which is very well evidenced.
The fact that the digital broadcast signal used by the western broadcast communication system interrupts and distorts the signals and synaptic reactions of the optic and auditory nerve centers in the living human brain is just about the only reason that our populations suffer from the apparent effects of mass hypnosis (aside from centuries of conditioning and abuse).
I do pray that this ends. When it does, all of us will be very much better off.
May Peace and Truth be restored to us, one and all.
Hi Joshua, I hope that you and your family are ok and out of the harms way.
With my second post, I was not saying that this virus was engineered. What I am saying is that original virus might not originate from China, but China is the origin of the worst mutation of the virus. This might not be true. This is what I consider to be true based on what I deem as a valid info I get from internet. This does not give the right to Trump to call it chinese virus, but I do understand his motives. It is the same scenario he used in 2016 when he was bashing blacks, latinos and mexicans during the election.
What pisses me off is that everyone on the planet had enough time to prepare for the virus outbreak except for China. And they all failed miserably with exceptions of Russia, and that is also maybe! Even I prepared as much as I could, not by hoarding food, medicine and toilet papers, but by moving my retirement investments (I did not have any insider informations like those five US senators – I just used common sense) and also got rid of debt.
Stay safe and sound. Faith will help us with emotional problems. I just feel pitty for those who do not believe in God, when emotions (panic) overcome rational thinking …
I thank you for your response. My observations of available information suggest that Wuhan was the first targeted point of release. The fact that Quam was the second targeted site (imho) is not at all insignificant. Nor Italy being the third.
If you can obtain reliably accurate data on locations of black ops bio labs, then you can project target areas of around 500 kilometers (radially), geographically. Time of release will very likely be within 24 hours of orders given at any or all verified sites.
Just found this:
It pretty much says what I have said.
Naw, just all caught asleep is all the lame excuse they provide.
Honest to a fault they are you see, but got lulled to sleep for 30 years by some evil Chinee lullaby.
Beat van Winkle’s record by a full decade, they did.
See here this recent docu (103 minutes, so just sample a few 30-60 second pieces) where some lowly one-star frontman for the MIC (obviously right there it’s a low budget production) explains away his bosses behavior.
China’s Silent Takeover While America’s Elite Slept
quite amazing timing for a propaganda release, because note it’s done a mere 2.5 months before before the stock major averages topped, then dropped so far by 1/3 in mere weeks.
Comments below video very telling—nobody’s buying his BS smoke story.
The ‘Chinese takeover’ that you mention is a collaberation of the cabal in each country. To include top ‘government officials’ in each land, I suspect. Not to mention top tier ‘financiers’, by the way.
Ironic to the max, tom and Joshua, is that the Valuetainment Channel dude……interviewing Brig Gen Spalding……Is a relatively young,,,,,,,,,Iranian-American..
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”….???
Me, I’m going out. I’m a journalist, the most despised – and by a huge margin – of all the first-responders, LOL
In the main, yes, but not you Ramin (and a very small band of your colleagues) who are real journalists. People like you are honest, decent and brave, so unlike — to borrow a descriptor beloved of the CCP in days gone by — the running dogs of the West’s MSM.
If the West’s response does prove to have been an overreaction … – if China’s shut down of Wuhan and a few smaller cities was not supposed to replicated on a multi-continental level… then resentment towards mainstream journalists will, and should, only increase.
I certainly hope so but looking at the herd mentality of the great western public and outstanding success of the West’s running dog propaganda machine in generating this ‘overreaction’ (more like panic to my mind) in the first place, I’m not holding my breath.
Keep on writing Ramin and we’ll keep on reading.
The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America
Intelligence in Recent Public Literature
Hugh Wilford. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. 342 pages, including notes and index.
Reviewed by Michael Warner
And the band wore blue shirts, & the music played on…!
Does anyone know what has happened to the Moon of Alabama blog? It used to be a reliable source of informationand analysis. But first he argued that here was no problem (back on January 25th) and now he is arguing for the most draconian of shutdowns of the western economies. A shutdown which, as pointed out above, will cause more death and misery than letting this virus ran rampant.
Is this cover for the collapse in western markets? I note that Washington and London have only been concerned about this epidemic since around the time Moscow’s decision to not reduce oil output crashed the oil price and the markets began to implode.
It is almost as if MoA is not being written by the same person I’ve been reading over the years.
@Tsar Nicholas If MOA is hosted and/or admnistrated in Germany, then you can be certain, that it’s been ‘controlled’ opposition all along or they got ‘The message’ delivered in no uncertain terms….
Germany is a pillar of the Atlantists in Europe, tightly coupled to the Soros-gangster syndicate of child eaters.
But there are also other signs: Merkel got the ‘flu’, yes she contracted CoVid-19 and is self-quarantained, beside some other prominent leeches as Özdemir and others.
It’s all very confusing right now !
Maybe the toilet paper shortage is a kind of joke to indicate that a type of cleaning-operation is taking place…the question remains – by which side and for whom ? The government vs. the people, or the people behind Trump vs. the scum in the governments ? I hope for the latter, but it could also be both…
Possibly B realized that the Chinese response was not normal for a normal flu virus, but effective. Ask yourself the question, if this is a normal flu type situation, why was China closing down Wuhan and other parts of the country in such a drastic manner. What did they know, that outsiders did not? One does not do this for a no need to panic flu. China saw something in this virus that was not normal.
B’s approach changed when the virus emerged in other countries, and the serious results that arose, particularly in Iran and Italy. He then seemed to feel that other governments should have reacted in a more forceful way towards the disease than they have, particularly Britain and the US. He seemed to begin to feel, like the Chinese, that this was not a normal situation.
My own position is that it seems odd that the statistics being reported are not comparative. We get infections and deaths for the Covid-19 virus, but not the other various flu viruses, and the fact that on a global daily basis these other flu viruses kill far more people than Covid-19. This lack of context allows the MSM to create panic in its audience, and potential profits for its oligarchic big pharm owners when a “vaccine” has been produced and foisted on us.
It also seems to have dawned on the economic actors that this virus can help them excuse the economic collapse and possibly preserve or justify reconstructing their thieving economic practices. Basically, they want to collapse the system when it can be blamed on a non-systemic cause, thus allowing them to rebuild the same system going forward.
“It also seems to have dawned on the economic actors that this virus can help them excuse the economic collapse and possibly preserve or justify reconstructing their thieving economic practices. Basically, they want to collapse the system when it can be blamed on a non-systemic cause, thus allowing them to rebuild the same system going forward.”
The coronavirus is the Mother-of-All Rationalizations that will be sold to the Sheeple as to why the financial system and economy are imploding–even though this system was headed for collapse long before the virus came.
Also, get ready for the inevitable massive bailouts for corporate America–in addition to the 2.2 TRILLION dollars that the US Federal Reserve has already gifted to Wall Street in order to prop up America’s Ponzi Scheme … I mean… financial system.
After Blowing $4.5 Trillion on Share Buybacks, Airlines, Boeing, Many Other Culprits Want Taxpayer & Fed Bailouts of their Shareholders
@Blue Dotterel: “Ask yourself the question, if this is a normal flu type situation, why was China closing down Wuhan and other parts of the country in such a drastic manner. What did they know, that outsiders did not? ”
My guess is, the Chinese people know what the Western sheeple do not know: that NATZO is planning bio-warfare against China. And China has recently prepared an effective Peoples War against Novel Pathogens. Which their President Xi rolled out for its first trial run when this novel virus was detected in Wuhan. With great success. And Western regimes are now herding their sheeple in panic mode because we have no such effective Civil Defense against Novel Pathogens.
It wasnt a question of what did they know, it was what they didnt know about the spread of the virus that lead to the shutdowns, its the same here in the states. Take drastic precautions and hope it works out okay, if you dont and it doesnt, you know you will be blamed by the monday morning quarterbacking of the msm.
As mentioned by others, the fast lock-down response by Xi was because they have to assume that this novel patented release is only the first one of several, timing unknown, & unknown is the lab of origin, nor even the country made in, nor the vector/carrier they will use next time, nor the biospecificity,
Likely also the same reason putin locked down russia so fast.
Thus began officially, “Operation Chinese Finger Puzzle” (or “Flypaper”).
Anyone else note this Wuhan Level 4 has/had several “support facilities” nearby, within miles each, that could be considered MPCIC names (medico-pharma-chemical-industrial complex), mostly brit.these were noted by bloggers doing googoo flyovers & postings pics, amazed so few thought of doing that.
Well, makes sense after all a top lab cutting edge would have that, but then not addressed by Xi or anyone even lower not in a public national speech is WTF was all this doing there in the first place, especially given China’s 18th c. mauling by all this bunch.
And haven’t the gilets jaunes also been stopped to by the quarantine? There were just photos of vests hanging from the windows but apparently no pictures/videos of them on the streets on Saturday.
The situation in America is dire, particularly in the greater New York City area, even though the mainstream media has downplayed how the US healthcare in this region, is being quickly overwhelmed.
New York City in particular is facing its own Chernobyl.
Coronavirus total in US skyrockets as testing expands
Coronavirus crisis in New York: As doctors warn of “our Chernobyl,” state government plans Medicaid cuts
Ramin has the right perspective.
I would like to describe another scam big pharma tries to pull.
It is said that most Americans have not enough to pay for the corona test kits, so under the excuse not to be heartless and to work in the broader interest, paid propagandists echoed by useful idiots scream for solidarity and for the gov to foot the bill for overpriced test kits. The money then flows to big pharma.
Instead, all big pharma should be nationalized to keep the test kit costs low. Only then, should everybody get a free test kit, mask, whatever.
Health care along with most or all big industries are or soon will be nationalized by the government through the Federal Reserve. These do not appear to be loans nor free handouts. So they are buying up the world. Under a kinder, people-centered type of social government nationalization would be an answer. Under cutthroat capitalism that is going full-on National Socialist=fascism, it means slavery.
They will likely come up with a scam.I mean a plan for loans at interest to all the small and medium-sized businesses they are now destroying to further enslave them. Thankfully, they are thinking about the poor people. Finally. They may give them a free hand up with a cheque for $1000 which is less than $20 per month. Don’t spend it all in one store when they finally say you can come out of solitary confinement.
The 1 or 2 trillion handout is nothing. NOTHING. The FED was repo-ing up to 1 trillion a day!
Also I agree @ what you said about small businesses. All to be replaced with corporate business. Bcs only they will get enough money to restart after the closures.
Thanks, Ramin. Long time no see, good to have you back again. But I think it is time to start doubting the seriousness of this so called «pandemic»:
1) Relax, calm down: C. J. Hopkins satirical take on Circus Corona:
2) Some science: How Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg sees the current Corona pandemic (English subtitles):
3) Generally I highly recommend Anti-Empire’ coverage of this hysteria, above all:
Chances Are War on Corona Is a Fiasco in the Making
Thanks Ramon for these objective observations !
I try to make many of my acquaintances aware of some facts however, unfortunately in most cases people rely too much on the mainstream media !!
Masses are like sheep easy to manipulate into something (like big religion believes are doing since more than one thousand five hundred years already !).
Let us see which big Pharma company announces at first any vaccine against COVID-19 virus. As I live in the middle of Europe I am quite sure that any big western pharmaceutical company will get orders even if this vaccine hasn’t had enough time to be tested !!
What a shame for our human race that the masses are acting without brains and there seems to be no difference between religious manipulation and mainstream mass media (somehow instrumentalized by whom??) at all !!
Unfortunately the protests in France are stopped through this hysteria concerning the new/not new virus !! So how will French people get their rights back ??
Not only the French people have their rights cut off, this can be generalized mostly to the entire globe. Of course, EU, US, Canada, Australia are, as usual leading this group but countries such as Russia are not far behind. If until now it wasn’t clear enough for many that the globalization is a fact, now this pandemic shows the reality on the ground, if somebody is farting in east, the whole world will get the details of that smell (excuse me for my bellowing association).
Thankfully I am a devotee to a small in number religion compared to some others. One that has suffered much persecution for over your 1500 year limit, and they don’t manipulate people. Because I would not want to be hit by that very broad brush you are flailing about.
You no doubt have some type of religion even if you are worshipping yourself as god. You wouldn’t be trying to manipulate me by your sweeping criticism that is devoid of proof, would you? It won’t work.:)
Why don’t you actually comment on the contents of the article so we can experience some of your wisdom?
The overreaction is a cover for a controlled demolition of the Western economy, to be followed by something nasty, but planned for.
this is a defining moment for humanity in general,it does not matter to the ordinary joe or ahmad or yong or even stein if wether this is a ‘bio weapon’ or the collapse of the ‘petro $’ or even breakdown of the ‘geopolitical order’ or the ‘death of empires’….the ordinary bloke will learn about it in about 50 years from now, all about actually what transpired on the ground ,as we are learning now only about ,the truth behind ”war on terror” and things like that.
even the heavens are signifying something mega is barreling down on humanity,someone who studies astrology seriously told me, some planets are lining exactly as 500 years ago, as during the period when martin luther king’s rebellion against the vatican.If you just got up from bed, you might have missed the news that ”demonacratics’ in the geolocation called ‘america’ control the senate too now, as 5 senators are down with ….wait for the drum roll..cv19!Yes the banana republic where even the candy makers are demanding ‘bail out’ from the licensed central money printers.
When i was young and the living was high & wild and the world was at your feet ,one saturday night ,there was a tussle in the favourite city disco., guns and knives where drawn,will never forget the ‘woosh”,i.e the sound when the innocent bystanders rushed for the two exits,…me think there are powerful entities at full blown war.,take care don’t stand on any side,forgive your enemies ,take care of your loved ones, be prepared ,be strong -maybe this is for the better..touch wood.
Do not mistake the lining up of planets for one man and courage, they could be conceived as one in the same to the untrained eye.
Another one just remembered fits perfectly this timeline we’re now on.
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump extended the deadline for the public release of the John F. Kennedy assassination files to 2021 on Thursday, prolonging the infamously drawn-out disclosure around the shooting.
Trump’s move came on the deadline he imposed last year for the full release of the files — barring national security and privacy concerns — after the 25-year-in-the-making deadline imposed by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act came to pass last October.
I remember this one really well, because to note date T. was in office just over 1 year, & it was one of THE best “acid tests” to really show to all what he was about, & who was behind him, financially backing him into office & owning him.
Or, they could have saved a lot of personal time searching online, asking others, waiting for key events to pass to figure him out by just reading FW Engdahl’s precis posted free online just months before the “election” about Sept/2016 where he clearly forewarned what they would get, & good and hard!
Quite the against all odds chance this amount of delay date was picked out of a hat?
I am not yet certain about about possible planned and deliberate globalist initiation of this ‘pandemic’. What I do know is that the globalised politico-capitalist system was (and is) in a terminal condition and that some sort of planned system reset is inevitable. It is not much of a stretch to see the ‘pandemic’ and the unprecedented and draconian handling of it to date in the West, as the planned precursor to such a rest, but still difficult to demonstrate it beyond reasonable doubt.
That said, I am close to 100% that the COVID-19 virus is indeed the product of laboratory engineering, as this article clearly demonstrates. Whilst the article favours accidental release from the Wuhan BSL-4 Lab, The real story could easily be a whole lot darker than that – especially in light of related reports about Fort Dettrick and Israel.
>I hope wherever you are that you and your family are healthy, and that you have faith in the goodness and capability of your nation’s leaders.
You make a sarcastic joke, surely Ramin.:) I have a lot of confidence in a few to some confidence in some other leaders but not one of them is in the west. Maybe I am being too harsh. Maybe the guy in Italy isn’t like the rest, at least if he is serious about the belt and road. The rest of them and their capitalist system is worse than dog eat dog. Dog eat dog is them showing their version of being civilized and polite. How much disdain can or should I feel toward the leader of this system, defender of the ‘rules-based world order’ and ‘a force for good in the world’ when they spend years destroying and sanctioning nations such as just turning the screws tighter against Iran during a pandemic which has hit them hard? To me, it is like a bully who picks on a smaller, defenseless person who is unarmed. They torture the person, do not allow medical treatment for their wounds and are trying to starve them to death. Finally, they shoot and kill the unarmed person, urinate on the body and take pictures to share with their friends as they brag about how great they are! Can I not feel utterly disgusted and repulsed?
So, now even their own citizens are feeling the pain as all of us are basically being consigned to solitary confinement. But I believe this is all part of a bigger plan. They have declared war on the world. It is financial and could go full military. The Fed now guarantees unlimited purchases. They are flooding the world with dollars. They are going to collapse everything then offer their solution which I”m sure will be even more imprisoning than capitalism as it has been until now.
Eye-opening comments from the St. Louis Fed President Bullard who said they are causing a partial collapse deliberately and will try to maintain control. This has been planned. The unemployment he forecasts is 30% which is well above that of the great depression. I think his number is much too low.
Your criticism at the beginning of your article is justified but it has nothing to do with whatever flavour of Christianity is involved. It is because they have been brainwashed that their country is somehow exceptional. That they cannot see the evil their country commits against so many other countries may have a bearing on their version of Christianity. I did see a disappointing comment on that social spy book platform last night from an Orthodox Priest from the Greek Orthodox Church in Amerika. “How long are we expected to carry the water for the Communist Chinese”? He didn’t explain his remark on the spy platform and gave no way to comment there. Too bad. I had something I wanted to say to him. Thankfully, attitudes like this are not systemic in the Orthodox Church as far as I have seen. Most are quite able to discern evil where ever it occurs and call it out.
“Are we trading fewer corona deaths now for even more regular flu deaths in 6 months, caused by all the people pushed into poverty by the Great Recession tipping into the Great Depression 2?”
It is not “a vital question” it is THE question Hr Mazaheri.
Fintwit US and EU(financial twitter) is full off small/medium business men panicking..
@ per Norway
The Cronyism Buried in the Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill.
It requires companies to allow its workers to take paid sick leave, unless the business employs more than 500 people. What?
likely introduced by Mnuchin.
US to loose 36 million jobs @ MarketWatch.com
Most vulnerable occupations
Extrapolate for your own locality.
Did anybody see this?
Fed announces unlimited bond purchases in unprecedented move aimed at preventing an economic depression
The Federal Reserve is now going to do something that it has never done before and buy corporate bonds.
This is in addition to continuing Quantitative Easing indefinitely.
You know, it is very “lucky” that the coronavirus came along to provide an excuse … I mean legitimate reason… push through the mother-of-all Wall Street bailouts and allegedly prevent en economic depression….
Additional info for a more complete picture:
The ECB has been buying up sovereign and corporate bonds for years now.
The FED only USTreasuries.
Eurozone was in bigger doo doo than Amerikkkah. But the pindos r catching up.
If the FED opened the spigot, we might soon see the corona-panic wind down. They will claim vaccines r ready and everybody can get vaccinated.
I didn’t see that, thank you Anonymous.
There will surely come a point where this paper Monopoly Money has its limits.
Maybe we should keep a pad of paper handy, with a crayon, to write whatever amount we need. That would make as much sense as the Fed’s current “strategy”.
No Ramin, you’re not a despised journalist along the lines of some craven presstitute who works at The Guardian or the Washington Post.
You’re a real journalist who speaks truth to power and is willing to look behind the curtain.
Regards this…. crisis, the reports on Covid19 at Swiss Propaganda Research make most enlightening reading, especially the reports from the Italian Institute Of Health.
I’m certain the vast over response to the virus in the West; the imposition of states of emergency, martial law, lockdowns, the army on the streets, etc, is about Much More than containing the Coronavirus.
I believe its actually to do with the impending economic meltdown – the collapse of the ponzi scheme, and the mass civil unrest that will spring from that. Starving people are desperate people.
My whole gut feeling screams that. Its also about Power. Its also about containment of people that may threaten the ‘system’.
No political leaders in the alleged civilised West gives a monkeys banana about ordinary, working class people. We are here solely to make the parasites more wealthy. That’s our function. Very surreal times.
Panic buying would not have had happened if it wasn’t for the media outlets, but it seems to be deliberate as it all revolves around making profit.
George Soros Spends Millions on Anti-Trump Coronavirus Ad Campaign
I have a question..why is it that a people such as the IRANIANS ..vilified to Target for conquest by the west and ZIONISTS…somehow not just show such humanity …and it is also reflected in the beauty of their culture ..and I can’t help observing the SOUND of their language and names?
Fine writer in humanity..as example? Ramin Mazaheri..
When I follow Iranian movies where I could find them free streaming ..even when I don’t understand the language ..
There s always that poetic human sense to it..it shows in IRAN S principles. And is a country I always admired since geography class in childhood.
But want to express my appreciation for mister Mazaheri s fine writing and reporting.
(I m Filipino but lived for 36+ years in NYC but left 3 yrs ago as I COULD feel something horrible was going to arrive…as NYC boy as any.lol)
How much fact checking does it take to confirm what is suspected : that if anything the roads lead to ROME which is washington?
Mutated or not..it is FACT. that “we” had it back in USA YEARS ago..I mean to say I lived in America NYC (from Philippines originally) and a part time job was in a well known nursing home…in recreation department with seniors..so I DO have personal experience that this CORONAVIRUS was already present..regardless of this present or “NEW” COVID-19 …
In fact there was a period we staff got daily memos which floor was quarantined..or which WING or which ROOM or which patient and who NOT to work with normally.. and had to have “in-service” meetings..
So it s always BEEN in the country that hosts fort Detrick…but they call it “WUHAN virus” …yeah right!
Connect the dots.
– the lack of health care annually kills 11 times more people than in the UK (proportionally). “It’s fine,” they say in the US – the price of freedom.
It is a common (mis)conception more health care will save lives
Life expectance UK = 81.1
Death rate UK = 9.5 / 1000
Life expectance US = 80.3
Death rate US = 8.3 / 1000
Nothing is confirmed about how “much better” UK health care is (iodine deficiency is at record level, unlike in Africa)
In US it is health care that is # 3rd most common reason for dying.
Take a nation like Ecuador
Life expectance Ecuador = 77.5
Death rate Ecuador = 5.2 / 1000
What happens when elderly consume 6 prescription drugs daily? Of course they die. That is the purpose, to save money.