It looks to me like what happened is this. SARS-COV-2 was circulating for months or longer (we now have evidence that it was around at least since August 2019). Nobody noticed because it’s a mild respiratory illness like there are so many every season. China was upset over Trump’s big win in the tariff war. China wanted him to go away and the friendly, deeply compromised Biden to get elected instead. China cast about haphazardly and lazily for a pretext and came up with SARS-COV-2. Videos of people dropping dead in the streets were engineered and unleashed to create panic.
I don’t think they expected to be quite this successful. If you told us a year ago that we’d dismantle our economies, lock ourselves up and torture children with glee over a head cold, we’d laugh. But that’s what we did.
I strongly believe that these lockdowns would have happened anyway. China lucked into this SARS-COV-2 drama. But without it, I think the pretext was going to be global warming. That was the “existential threat” before the current existential threat. As soon as the SARS-COV-2 charade becomes impossible to maintain any longer, it will be straight back to “stay locked up to save the planet.”
Before people begin to object, I want to remind them that I’ve been saying for years and years that we are moving towards a society where up to 60% of people are unneeded, wasted lives (or “non-essential,” whatever) and the comprehensive free public education will be gone. People will be stuck at home staring at screens, getting handouts from the government and getting drugged into oblivion.
Ask yourself, if I’m full of shit, how come I described 2020 in such detail back in 2014? How come I spent years blathering about exactly what we are living right now?
China happened to give the first pretext for this but it would have still happened. This was the logical next step. Now it’s interesting what comes after we’ve made this step. I know it just like I knew about the rest of it.