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Augustine Updated: The Origin, Progress, and Destiny of the City of Corona

Posted by T on March 28, 2020
Churchianity, Politics / 1 Comment

Its Origin

The question is whether at its origin it is a random natural mutation of some virus that started to spread out by natural association, or an intentional creation of evil men. The girls at Yahoo have already declared the answer to this. A word or two needs to be said to author Kate Holland. First, you should not feign a scolding, personal tone in your headline. You are a bimbette. It is your part to listen and learn, not scold. Second, wondering if the virus was created in a lab is an historical hypothesis, not a conspiracy theory. It is a perfectly natural question to raise, even if the answer turns out to be negative. Third, the virus being a “lab construct” is not the same concept as being a conspiracy. It could escape from a lab in a variety of ways not involving a conspiracy — by accident, or by the machinations of a single perp. Conversely, it could involve a conspiracy while not being a “lab construct.” Labs hold all kinds of naturally-occurring pestilences, not excluding even the Bubonic Plague. In short, there is no entailment in either direction between conspiracy and lab construct. Finally, Bimbette, does it not make you wonder why a “study” was conducted on this question just now by medical scientists, rather than them working frantically on a vaccine, cure, better analysis, or just general aid to the distressed? It’s almost as if they had an answer in search of a proof.

I conclude that the question of the origin is still an open one. But we should defer the reflection on this question until we have digested its progress and destiny.

Its Progress

What is concerning is how much of the national hysteria is driven by words, not facts. Words like “people are going to die unless we do something.” But people are going to die from all kinds of things, such as
driving
the flu
building bridges
a hundred other causes
none of which causes us to stop working and cower in our houses.

There is also the problem of large numbers, that dwarf numbers people encounter in their everyday lives.

There are words about “exponential growth.”

There are scary maps, showing ever-widening red blobs proportional to the number of cases. It threatens to engulf the whole world.

I will address each of these below.

But first, look at how quickly the narrative congealed. I was wearing a face mask at work a couple weeks before anyone was paying any attention. People would laugh and offer me the “high-five.” So I am not a congenital skeptic. What triggered my spidey sense was how quickly the Left fell into consensus on this. It’s like there was a dog-whistle. They all fell right in line instantly. The further to the left, the quicker and more dogmatically they jumped on board and furthered the story. But leftists don’t know any more about epidemiology than rightists do. Clearly, they are triggering on something other than the virus.

Of course, by now, many conservatives have joined the panic. But that is an effect of the hysteria, not its cause.

I’ve stopped wearing the face masks, by the way.

We have seen a consolidation of statist power at every level of government such as has not been witnessed since the Bolshevik Revolution — and all in a matter of days. Trump looks like a deer caught in the headlights. His prepared remarks are awkward and stumbling — they remind me of Dan Seymour’s reading of Humphrey Bogart’s demands in To Have and Have Not. Only when he goes off script, to expand on an idea, or in response to a question, do we see the old Trump flash through the mask. (And what a refreshing breeze those zephyrs are. What a blow to judaism it must have been when he let it slip that he hoped Easter would be the day of liberation. “No no, Mr President, the churches are to be shut down. Shut down, I tell you. Listen to the experts!”)

I suspect his hands have some blood on them — not through evil intent, but from having been misled — and he is being blackmailed. “Go along with our plan, Mr. Trump, and we won’t leak the real story.”

First they tried to annul the election, before he was even inaugurated. Then it was a daily litany about “the Russians,” for two straight years. That finally disintegrated. Then it was the impeachment. Everything failed. Now (I suspect) they are willing to destroy western civilization to get their way. Such is the deep rage jews experience when someone, anywhere, does not submit to their narrative and rule. Let alone, the President of the United States.

He is a very smart guy, and with his instincts, he might defeat them yet. Just today, there are leaks that he might declare a forced quarantine — for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut only! (Oh, that would be sweet.)

Let’s discuss some of the rhetoric of the City of Corona alluded to above.

Large numbers

There can be 35,000 deaths from traffic fatalities per year. That’s about 3,000 per month. That means, by the time this is published, we could easily have 9,000 deaths from traffic fatalities this year so far. But the total number of deaths from Corona (many of which are actually from a parallel cause) has only just topped 2,000! It seems like we should shut down all highways — perhaps permanently!

And keep remembering: the vast majority of deaths “from Coronavirus” are actually from something else, to which the Corona simply applied the death thrust.

Exponential growth

First, a line that is flat zero for years and then starts to move upward is not an exponential, and cannot be. An exponential reaches its asymptote gradually, not suddenly.

Oh, they say, it is only exponential-like, starting sometime after its growth.

First, any line that is flat zero and then starts to move upward will “look kinda like” an exponential for a brief period if you zoom in close enough.

A property of an exponential is that it keeps doubling after the same interval. Say there are 120,000 cases in the US, as they are currently reporting. Say it is exponential, with a doubling every week. Then in less than 12 weeks, everyone in America will be infected. Do the math yourself. This is the nature of doubling. If you double the number, starting with 120,000, you exceed the population of the US in less than 12 doublings.

Then, with a 2% mortality rate, 6 million will be dead, soon after 12 weeks.

No one believes this.

But some of these tyrants are saying that it is doubling every few days!

So therefore it cannot be exponential. This is the Mississippi delta fallacy pointed out by Mark Twain over a hundred years ago. (He pointed out that extrapolating the delta fill-in rate, the whole Gulf of Mexico would soon be solid land.)

They are lying.

The scary maps with the red blobs

But the flu still infects many more people: On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced there have been at least 36 million illnesses, 370,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths from the flu in the U.S. so far this season. Of the deaths, 144 were children. NBC

Consider that flu that put you down for a week three years ago. Almost certainly, it did not start with you, but it started somewhere. Say the mutation happened in Hong Kong. It started to spread as flus are wont to do. Quickly, several thousand had it, many not even knowing it. Some businessmen flew to Houston, others to New York, others to San Francisco. The red dots started to move out from each of those places. Now it started leap-frogging about, from people flying, traveling, touring. Suddenly, there were red dots all over the country (and world). One of these expanding dots was Akron, Ohio. And finally, the bug bit you, minding your own business there in Canton.

Of course, they didn’t make an animated map then. But what if they had? Reporting the number of deaths along the way. It would have been terrifying, like seeing a tidal wave approach that swept you away, and soon would cover the whole land.

What’s different here?

They say it is more contagious. But more contagious even after simple measures are taken, like wearing masks, covering when you sneeze, improving food handling, and avoiding unnecessary contact? Probabilities, like the pH of water, shift quickly by orders of magnitude.

Its Destiny

The destiny of the City of Corona can be summarized as to intent by watching a few hours of the governors and mayors of all the most virulent states in New York and New England and the Left Coast go on and on (as documented for example on the coronaVirusNow dot com channel), and which can be summarized very simply: “give us Stalinist power over the peasants, give us total dictatorial power over industry, transfer a third of the inheritance of your forefathers to bankers and Wall Street, and let us destroy the Church and perhaps even Western Civilization, and in return, we will let you have … lots of toilet paper.”

The mask of concern slips off long enough to see the fangs underneath, from time to time. Most chilling, because at once it also shows that we are being ruled by aliens, was the turbaned Sikh Attorney General of New Jersey glaring at and scolding the dirty goyim. There was hatred and vengeance in his eyes. “We have heard reports of price gouging, incidents of bias — and even of friends getting together to laugh and drink, in defiance of our pronouncement! They will be hunted down, fined, and even imprisoned! We are coming to get you!”

“But what about the virus, Attorney General Grewal?”

“Ah yes, thank you for reminding me. Yes, we are concerned about that too.”

People seem to just accept that every “authority” from the President down to the mayor of a podunk village can pretty much make any order he pleases. The Defense Production Act, of dubious constitutionality to begin with, is now pressed into service, though the virus has nothing to do with national defense. (Even tyrants desperately seem to want some piece of paper they can point to. Recall that at the height of the Soviet tyranny, they still wanted at least the show of trials.) What about the first amendment right of free assembly? If that can be suspended, what would they say if Trump also suspended the free press in view of the emergency?

Ours is the age of pictures or phrases with spring-loaded meaning that explode into vivid consciousness when triggered. These are called memes. We should review some of them.

  • The pictures of the spinning, spiky satellites that are supposed to be the virus. It gives it a sci-fi, alien, scary patina.
  • Churches shut down.
  • Bars shut down.
  • Restaurants shut down.
  • No more handshakes.
  • Criminals released from prison. 1,700 in LA County alone!
  • 60,000 homeless in LA county!
  • Spectators excluded from court. “We are unfortunately forced to hold secret court sessions.”
  • “White nationalists” caught conspiring to spray-infect people with it. (But wait… you mean it is really that easy to start? So what was your argument that it couldn’t be something intentionally planted by men?)
  • Beaches must all be closed down. “We can’t have people having fun even if they would be absorbing Vitamin-D and washing with salubrious salt-water. It’s an outrage. We want people to have a somber spirit as they give thanks for all we are doing.”

(One kid that joked too freely about it was forced by the jewish press to do an exaggeratedly contrite confession and publish it. Can’t be too careful about goy outbreaks of freedom — or even having too much fun.)

  • Mail-in ballots — for all

Particularly disheartening is the instant cave of nearly all branches of the church. Revoltingly, it is often couched in smarmy words about piety and submitting to God’s will. (If some men rise up and kill these tyrants, will they still say we should submit to God’s will?) I’m thinking, what we should pray for, is that the mayors and governors should start demanding that in view of the current emergency, all church goers should send their tithes to them! This might finally deliver the jolt that would wake the pastors up to what is happening.

I have some thoughts on how it should have been handled, and also how it still should be handled, but I have already been too prolix, and will defer that to another day.