Posted On: Wednesday - April 1st 2020 10:25AM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Pundits  US Feral Government  Orwellian Stupidity
(Pic straight off the top of the article at unz.com)
Peak Stupidity has provided its opinion on the Kung Flu multiple times already, with a great help from writer Mr. E.F. Hail too. This Infotainment Panic-Fest is not likely something that was planned out by the evil Globalists (I don't think they are really that smart), but it sure serves their purpose well.
The big worry is that this is the Socialist's 9/11 to be used to beat the American population into Socialism. It's pretty easy to do: you prevent them from making a living and then subsequently dole out money with strings attached to "make it all better". A writer that I may or may not have read before, one C.J. Hopkins has an excellent article on the unz site right now, "The War on Death".
This is a way of drawing a parallel between the almost 2-decades ago American response to the 9/11 devastation and the supposed devastation of this Kung Flu. The "War on Terror" was implemented by George W. Bush and the Neocons following 9/11. (Please peruse the US Police State topic key for plenty of posts regarding this "fight them over there"
C.J. Hopkin's facetiously-inspired "War on Death" takes this a step further. There is death, and it comes to the older and more sickly with more frequency than others. There is an epidemic of this new virus that will hasten it for some, no doubt, and is already. Should we try to stop it? We sure should take precautions, and the medical pros should try their best. Should we shut down life as we know it to shut down this particular disease at this time? That will entail a much bigger increase in authority of American governments at all levels to enforce too. Should we be happy with that, just as we should be with the TSA's unreasonable searches and feel-ups, all for victory in the War on Terror?
This could be a whole nother level of Police State. Let me start excerpting from C.J. Hopkins:
Yes, that’s right, global capitalism (a/k/a “the world”) is now at war with Death … which is great news for authoritarians! No more bothersome critical thinking. The time for questioning our leaders is over. It’s time to shut up and follow orders. We’re in a global state of emergency, folks! We’re talking lockdowns, soldiers in the streets, abrogation of our constitutional rights, arbitrary arrests, indefinite detentions, round-the-clock media fear-propaganda … the whole totalitarian megillah!Here is the writer's comparison with the War on Terror:
What, you’re probably asking, is the War on Death? Well … for those who remember the War on Terror, the War on Death is just like that, except this time the evil enemy is Death … or, all right, maybe not exactly like that, but there are a number of striking similarities.Mr. Hopkins is one seriously sarcastic dude. When you read his stuff (as I'll point out near the end here), he will switch from obvious sarcasm to "no, but seriously", which turns out to be more sarcasm, maybe a tad less obvious, and then on to more levels of that. He is a great writer, and likely sucks in a lot of people who are not onboard with freedom into reading via this style.
For one thing, just like the War on Terror, we didn’t start it. Death attacked us! There we were, peacefully going about our global capitalist business, quelling a worldwide “populist” rebellion orchestrated by Russian-backed Nazis, when Death attacked us with a coronavirus … more or less exactly the way that the terrorists attacked us in 2001.
And, just like after those terrorist attacks, the world has united and forcefully responded. No, we haven’t invaded Iraq again (well, actually, we did bomb them a little), but we have locked down almost the entire planet, virtually shut down the global economy, and are scaring the masses into a state of unprecedented mass hysteria.
The writer goes on into the huge Police State encroachments in Europe, but since I care about America more (and don't want to paste in the entire article!), here:
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Congress for the power to detain people indefinitely. The British Parliament is on the brink of passing an emergency “Coronavirus Bill” that will (among other unsettling provisions) grant authorities the power to arrest and indefinitely quarantine anyone they deem a “potentially infectious person” … or, in other words, pretty much anyone they want.Oops, that included Britain, but he continues:
Now his "global capitalism" term is not one I'm down with, but I'll just let that slide for this guy. Here's a part of the ending in which Mr. Hopkins hammers in his point:
The point is, the global capitalist empire (for whatever reasons, real or imagined) has turned on the MINDLESS HYSTERIA machine, and dialed it up as high as it goes. People are in full-blown headless chicken mode. No one (or hardly anyone) is thinking, or listening to dissenting opinions, or paying attention to official statistics, or common sense, or anything else that contradicts the War on Death narrative.>
In short, the authorities have whipped the masses into an orgy of shrieking, white-eyed FEAR of this new, evil, “invisible enemy” that is coming to kill them and their families. Millions of people (now confined in their homes) have taken to the Internet to pump up the hysteria, share totally un-sourced personal accounts of the horrors their therapists’ accountants’ doctors have personally witnessed on the war’s “front lines,” and hunt down any infected persons, or potentially infected persons (or otherwise uncooperative persons) who might have gone outside for some air.I put that "I'm not kidding." part in to show you what I meant about the writer's style.
So, that’s the good news for you authoritarians! For the rest of us … yeah, not so good.
Oh, I almost forgot the bad news. The bad news is … well, the bad news is Death. The bad news is, you are going to die. I’m going to die. We are all going to die. All of us. We are going to die. We are going to die of … well, something. Cancer. A heart attack. A stroke. The flu. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease. Possibly a coronavirus. Maybe even this coronavirus.
In fact, a lot of us are dying right now, according to the Internet, around a hundred per minute … which, it goes without saying, is unacceptable, and a tragedy, and something we need to take drastic action to prevent at all costs. We can’t let these Russian dissension sowers, neo-Nazi accelerationists, and coronavirus-sympathizers confuse us. They want to convince us that Death is, yes, scary, and sad, but inevitable, and natural. How utterly heartless and insane is that?!
No, we need to close our minds to that nonsense. People are dying! This is not normal! Death is our enemy! We have to defeat it! We need to hunt down and neutralize Death! Root it out if its hidey hole and hang it like we did with Saddam!
I’m not kidding. There is a war on, people! GloboCap is taking the gloves off again. (You remember what happens when the gloves come off, don’t you?) So get your mind right and get with the program or get ready to face the consequences.
Please go read the whole thing! I went back to 2 other articles of C.J. Hopkins about what he likes to call the "Bat Flu". It is the same great stuff. He is another hard-core DENIER, as I guess we'll be called. I'd personally like to be labelled a TRUTHER this time. I am so excited to have read Mr. Hopkins great stuff on the Kung Flu, that I will put links to those other 2 articles, in hopes that the Peak Stupidity reader will read them too:
The Great Chinese Bat Flu Panic of 2020
Covid-19 Global Lockdown
I wonder if Mr. Hopkins was around and writing during the aftermath of 9/11. He should be read far and wide, before this Infotainment Panic-Fest goes on for long enough to destroy this nation. Perhaps it's already too late.
We're fighting a 2-front war now, people, or really 2 full-out wars. There's the War on Terror, having been in progress for 18 years now, and now there's the new War on Death. This is gonna take all our resources, and many Americans will pay the ultimate price, being terrified and then dying, in order to beat these 2 powerful foes, Terror and Death.
PS: The following is the bio. on the great writer, from the bottom of the unz article. Yeah, OK, this is mostly a cut-and-paste job here - what of it?)
C.J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, "Zone 23", is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.Based in Berlin? Where are his out-stations? (This is rightly a pet peeve of Steve Sailer's, this "based in" business. Just say where you live, or are you trying to say you flit around the world as a jet=setter?)