by Preston Peet
April 12, 2020
Ok. I’m pretty sure this is going to get me labeled a crazy person, but I am becoming convinced we are living in the midst of some (further) takeover of the System now, some insidious plot to plunder and wreak havoc by convincing us all that to gather together, to touch one another, or even to just simply raise one’s voice while postulating on the causes of this pandemic (or about any conspiracy theory for that matter), is too dangerous, scary, even downright selfish and yes, crazy.
I believe that coronavirus-caused COVID-19 is a real thing, the result of a nefariously designed pathogen likely released intentionally, and whatever stands as the New World Order today, in whatever form(s) it takes, is taking over (some more), or at least looting what scraps might be left in the coffers before the whole shithouse goes up in flames, as the rest of us cower, hiding in our homes in fear of catching the deadly virus caused by their pet scientist-engineered coronavirus.
I’ve been called a dreamer, a fantasist, and a conspiracy theorist before, and lots worse than that. I’ve often deserved it. Still, I would hope that in this time of such drastic, paradigm shifting change happening, this slow-motion train wreck that we’re still in the beginning stages of, that the little people would be good to one another, and even perhaps treat one another as they themselves would like to be treated. I am no saint, though these days I try to be kind, and generous with what little I have. In these trying times, it seems to me that more people would be aware of how what they do might impact others, and that they might want to also be kind. Yet, while there have been some amazing and generous actions by friends and family since the onset of the current state of affairs that have lifted my spirits, I’ve also been sadly reminded that some human beings willfully remain greedy, capricious, sneaky and sadistic towards their fellow humans.
I Never Trust the Banks!
I’ve been trying to help a close friend (while practicing proper social-distancing of course) determine what has this week happened to her bank account. She discovered a fraudulent, out-of-state charge of $6.00 and change made using her banking card information a couple of days ago, which was then was re-credited to her account yesterday (April 11). She only discovered that small, odd activity in her account after she’d gone looking to see if her account was magically up some figure, perhaps by even $1,200, thanks to the announced and eagerly awaited government assistance checks. Not only was her account not up by $1,200, she discovered two charges (still pending, external transfers of funds) made for $599.00, to Venmo with no specific receiving account information attached. Today when she went looking again for that initial $6.00 and change transaction, she discovered that it has vanished. There’s no sign of that transaction, and she neglected to get a screenshot of it.
When she called the bank immediately yesterday (also April 11) upon discovering these mystery charges to demand they halt the still pending transactions of $599.00 each, the person she spoke to on the phone at the bank told her that even though the transfers were “still pending,” they could not simply stop the transactions. They can “reimburse” her the money, after the transfer is completed, and they commence an investigation.
I can’t help but be reminded of the fairly recent Wells Fargo fraud case, (which just cost Wells Fargo another $3 Billion this past February, 2020), where tellers and bankers were pushed by higher ups in the company to “cross sell” what they labeled “products” to customers, or as they like to call their banking customers, “consumers.” The “products” were actually fraudulently opened accounts and debit cards in the customers’ names, not to mention insurance policies, of which the customers were completely unaware. We are both wondering if some Chase bank personnel, or the upper management even, are acting in similar fashion to how Wells Fargo was behaving, pressuring their employees to do the most selling they can, or are offering their employees incentives of a financial nature for each transaction a teller might make on behalf of a “consumer,” and that this is what’s happening to my friend. At this stage there’s very little she can do to get to the bottom of it beyond doing what she has, canceling that debit card and having the bank send her a new one.
We obviously don’t know what happened. It’s all a big mystery. That said, tellers and other employees are human beings, and many human beings in the United States these days are rapidly growing desperate. Already afraid and stressed to near breaking point by the steady barrage of fear day in and day out, everywhere they turn, some will succumb to that fear and try out less honest, less scrupulous ways of making themselves money. Because they have to feed their kids, or pay the rent, or pay off their student loans, or pay for their parents’ nursing home incarcerations, or perhaps they have to feed a habit, or because they just want more!
“There’s a difference between the two choices we’re being offered!”
Instead of bringing us all together, instead of drawing us all closer to one another, the current terrifying coronavirus situation, with all the sewing of fear and distrust and paranoia being pushed by our media and our elected leaders, it seems designed to put up walls between us all.
Soon, mostly everyone (in the United States at any rate), will be focused on the Presidential election campaigns. Many people, already weakened by weeks and months of coronavirus news, not to mention wondering where their next meal or the money for rent might be coming from, will be then be whipped up emotionally by the media barrage, fighting and arguing about the meager, minor differences between two candidates who really have little do with the actual running of things, men (and someday women) that serve mainly as props for the common people to choose to side with and line up behind, as the Pentagon and the bankers and the Industrial and Silicon Valley types in all their creepy, oily, evil forms continue to do their dirty, bloody, awful business raping the planet, and us.
I personally see plot and malevolent purpose even simply in the running of Donald J. Trump for the office of President of the United States. So thoroughly ugly a person as Trump is to (at least) half the country, while simultaneously thought to be god’s instrument of justice and the American Way to the other half of the US populace, I imagine a better figure more likely to divide the country would have been extremely hard to find. Not to mention a man who could distract the general population as effectively as Donald Trump does. (There was another recent candidate, and quite a few presidents too, who were pretty damned effective at their divisive roles too, but they don’t need naming here.)
There Are A Lot of Pissed Off (Poor) People
Because heaven forbid the populace really focuses on what’s happening and gets angry about it. Again. Some more. About this latest brouhaha along with everything else everyone was already furiously angry about.
At this point, I suspect that whoever it was that planned this convoluted, all encompassing, overarching machination want the populace as distracted as possible. I’m also pretty sure that, at this point, they aren’t feeling a lot of fear of discovery, because they’ve so far managed to not only shut down and censor discussions about the roots of the coronavirus situation online, and about certain topics deemed “not up to the community standards,” they’ve got us shut up inside our own homes, or in our rented rooms or apartments (which we little people still have to leave periodically and run the risk of infection as we need to eat and can’t afford to order deliveries), afraid we’re gonna catch the ‘Rona, or give it unknowingly to someone else, since many if not most of us are untested and have had (flu-like) symptoms at some point over the course of the last Winter and Spring.
On Friday the 13th a television show I was booked to work a couple of weeks on was shut down, and by the following Monday, the 16th, so too were all other TV and film productions in NYC, as were pretty much most of the restaurants, bars, cafes, clothing shops, schools (though classes continue online for most students to the best of my knowledge), and Gaia only knows how many other businesses. That was the culmination of a week of news stories steadily growing progressively more scary about this horrific virus that allegedly began in China, then moved on to Iran, and Italy, which had wreaked havoc and was coming our way, all at pretty much the same time the stock exchange crashed and burned, decimating or doing even worse to the world’s economy, but not before a few already rich US politicians on “both” sides of the political aisle and privy to behind-the-scenes, classified briefings, sold off their stocks and made themselves even more money.
Is there a shadowy, hidden cabal who decided to have something like this pathogen engineered and released or did some big think tank like the RAND Corporation say, or maybe DynCorp International perhaps gamed this situation out, or is it the result of an evil scheme on the part of some random faction(s) of upper crusty, EcoWarrior types, wanting to simply cull the herd a bit and be sure they don’t become part of the culled, I have no way of knowing, or proving, but I lean towards the first and/or second possibilities obviously. There are plenty of other theories out there if one take a little time to look around, and to think. In my darker moments this is where my mind goes when I think about what is happening outside concerning the economy, and how our political, military, and law enforcement establishments are reacting to the situation. I can’t help but think it though, because all my moments are getting close to being my darker moments, because again, I really do think this was something intentional, regardless of how big or small the chance of a plot seems to you, dear reader. The mobs of common humanity were getting unruly around the world. The citizenry in France, Indonesia, and Hong Kong were protesting in the streets for months in 2019 and the beginnings of 2020. There were flare ups and sustained efforts in many countries around the world, massive demonstrations on the part of dissatisfied, outraged poor and pissed-off people all over the world, which showed no signs of abating. Quite the opposite in fact – shit was getting real. The ruling class cannot, could not, will not meekly allow that to continue, not without taking some kinds of action eventually. It’s very survival is at stake.
So, voila, COVID-19! Early reports came out of China of a frightening disease dropping people dead in the streets, with lots terrifying scenes shown on the news. Lots of beloved and admired celebrities started getting sick and dying, or just self-isolating, like the rest of us little people, making and posting videos online, bemoaning their self-incarceration, to have to wait out the virus that’s killing other people in the thousands around the globe, in such squalor as, in at least one case in what $27 million buys in the United State of America. Wildly conflicting stories appear day after day, full of accusations that China is at fault, for either letting the virus escape or for not warning the world of the severity of the problem when they first began diagnosing the sick, or that it’s an American germ that the US military brought to Wuhan back in October, 2019, that there will be meat shortages in the US thanks to the virus forcing US slaughterhouses to close, that it’s 5G technology frying us all, and it’s definitely not artificially constructed in any way, shape, or form. All of this and more is trumpeted at one point or another by the media, herding the now terrified populace off the streets and back indoors, telling us we will not be safe but at least we might be a little less in danger hiding in our homes. We’ll definitely be in less danger if we don’t go back and begin protesting again! Now there is a there’s a global effort underway to bring everything and everybody under the benevolent protection of a one world government, to save the economies of the world.
I think the author and human rights activist Professor Francis Boyle is probably correct, that the coronavirus is most likely a designed biological warfare weapon, and as bad as it sounds, I believe it was released on purpose. It wouldn’t even require that large an operation. There was already an active production and testing of chemical and biological warfare agents going strong in both the US and China, not to mention all the other countries with active programs “researching” such deadly viruses as the SARS variety, one of which, the SARS-CoV-2 variety, is the cause of COVID-19. Yes, there are plenty of articles found online asserting that no way is it an engineered biological warfare agent, no way it’s artificial in any way, it’s straight up natural. Like so much else I’ve read from the mainstream over the years, I don’t trust these articles. One comment in a widely quoted report nay-saying the idea went so far as to assert that the SARS-CoV-2 virus works so effectively attacking the human cell that it could only be natural, not a talent designed by humans. Pure, unadulterated hokum is what that sounds like to me. Granted, I’m only a layman though. These are the experts. They must know what they’re talking about, right? Well, apparently “accidents,” do happen, and pathogens do “escape” on occasion.
“In August, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases was shut down,” Nicholas G. Evans writes for Slate.com, in an article downplaying coronavirus-related conspiracy theories, “and it remains so as part of an ongoing review. Laboratory accidents in the United States, including the accidental shipping of H5N1 avian influenza to a U.S. Department of Agriculture lab and the exposure of approximately 75 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers to anthrax, led to a funding pause on certain kinds of ‘gain of function studies’ that result in the creation of new ‘potential pandemic pathogens’ with enhanced virulence and transmissibility.” I’m not as convinced as Evans seems to be that the coronavirus is just a natural occurrence, feeling there must be more to the story, but he has an answer for that- it’s racist to speculate about the possibility that China at least had a hand in the SARS-CoV-2 virus getting into the human population all over the Earth. I suppose there’s a Chinese journalist writing much the same somewhere in Chinese, that it’s just racist to even speculate that American military capitalists’ pet scientists were involved somehow in the production of biological warfare weaponry and pathogens and the occasional accidental (or not accidental) release of said pathogens.
The only other answer I can think of, that makes even a tiny bit of sense to me, is that if the coronavirus is not something released by the aforementioned shadowy cabal, is that it is Gaia herself, the planet we live on once again reminding the virus that is humanity that she doesn’t play around, that she’s sick and tired of how we treat her, and most other living creatures who share the planet with us. We suckle at her breast as we go about our day to day lives, producing more garbage, more pollution, more death and destruction. Yes, we humans can paint some pretty pictures, we can talk a mile a minute, we can give voice to music and build technologies to stir the heavens above us, but I’m afraid too many of us have little respect for actual Life. We are not that great a threat to the planet herself. When Gaia is finished with us, she will shake us off as she has done multiple times in the past then go on to the next experiment. Sadly, we humans could be the first life Gaia’s fostered that played a hand in its own demise.