In his latest article, The Coronavirus Hoax, I think the esteemed Dr. Paul nails it.
In my LRC articles and blogs I have often referred to novelist Gore Vidal’s sardonic observation that we live in the United States of Amnesia.
No one ever refers to the consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus in relation to the Black Death (bubonic plague) which was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population. In total, the plague may have reduced the world population from an estimated 475 million to 350–375 million in the 14th century.
Or in relation to the cholera pandemic of 1826–1837, also known as the Asiatic cholera pandemic, which reached from India across western Asia to Europe, Great Britain, and the Americas, as well as east to China and Japan. Cholera caused more deaths, more quickly, than any other epidemic disease in the 19th century. More than 50 million deaths.
Or the outbreak in 1918 of Spanish Influenza which caused a global pandemic, spreading rapidly and killing indiscriminately. Young, old, sick and otherwise-healthy people all became infected, and at least 10% of patients died. Estimates vary on the exact number of deaths caused by the disease, but it is thought to have infected a third of the world’s population and killed at least 50 million people, making it the deadliest pandemic in modern history.
And what is the present situation of the COVID-19 coronavirus in relation to those major bio and epidemiological disasters?
This virus has thus far killed just over 5,000 worldwide and less than 100 in the United States.
Those power-grabbing forces Dr. Paul alluded to will no doubt attempt to take full advantage to the chaos, panic and hysteria this tragic crisis has engendered.
We will see unprecedented invasive social engineering and disruptive control by the federal government, as well as regimentation and draconian exercise of police powers at the state and local levels.
However I believe the immediate target is the economy, with the goal of many of these disparate forces being to prevent Donald Trump’s re-election. ChiComms, US progressives, the Euro left and globalists all want DJT gone.
Be prepared and alert.12:00 pm on March 17, 2020