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Could COVID-19 Kill Capitalism?

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This is not your normal zoonotic pandemic virus. That would be the famous Black Plague of 1348 spread by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It arrived in northern Italy from the Crimean Peninsula, and eventually reached all of Europe, killing off a third of the population. Recent archeology suggests the same plague had struck southern Sweden around 3000 BCE. It had appeared again in the form of Justinian’s Plague introduced from Egypt to Byzantium in 541. The Black Plague recrudesced in Italy throughout the early modern period (Milan 1575, Florence 1629, Sardinia 1652), and broke out in London 1665-6, Marseilles in 1720, Moscow 1771.

Another notorious zoonotic virus, the “Spanish” Flu of 1918, was normal in being transnationally fatal on a very large scale. As in most other cases authorities took measures to quarantine people, occasioning much fear and discomfort in a climate of future uncertainty.

HIV is another zoonotic virus, spread to humans by a green monkey and first detected in the U.S. in 1981. But spread mostly through intimate contact it required no quarantine measures. It produced great unease in the gay community, and radically altered consciousness about “safe sex.” But it too was normal. Similarly Ebola and SARS.

This plague is different. Not in its global scope and lethality; it, of course, invites comparisons with past pestilences. But this is plague unfolds in the age of instantaneous communication, information-sharing, international cooperation, and media scrutiny. (The masses were informed about the 1918 flu by newspapers. Few people in this country had radios at the time. There was, of course, no television and most homes lacked telephones.) And it plays out while much of global humanity is on order to stay at home.

Never before has humanity as a whole consciously refrained from labor, in order to preserve its future capacity to do what it always does: work to produce profits for the planet’s bosses. Never before have the bosses, through the state apparatuses they control, ordered people to stay home on a global scale in a calculated effort to prevent mass death.

They don’t need Karl Marx to tell them that human labor-power is the source of all value.

The fundamental contradiction in the capitalist system is, of course, the contradiction between the social production and private appropriation of wealth, the basic struggle over wages between the capitalist and working classes. One might say that in the (earlier) feudal system the main conflict was between the lord and land-bound serf and the degree to which the former could exploit the latter’s unfree labor-power.

In any case, as the Japanese shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (d. 1616) once observed, peasants should be taxed so that they neither live nor die. You want them alive so that they can produce rice for you; they’re no use for you dead. A little later a Japanese feudal administrator observed that peasants are like sesame; the more you squeeze them the more oil you get, at least to a point. The ruling class has to keep the oppressed alive in order to continue to oppress them.

Someone (Dr. Anthony Fauci?) at some point persuaded the Moron President that COVID-19 (“the Chinese virus”) was not going to go away soon, and that he would have to recommend a preventative lockdown. He has taken such measures as he has with manifest reluctance and distaste, annoyed at this troublesome thing, eager to put it behind us and get back to work as soon as possible.

On Saturday Trump identified the problem: to set people back to work before it’s safe, sentencing some to their deaths for the sake of capitalist profit? Or to delay the back-to-work order while the Dow-Jones average plummets relentlessly?

“What we’re doing right now,” declared the commander-in-chief, “I think it’s going to be very successful. But you know what? I don’t know. We have a big decision to make at a certain point. Okay? We have a big decision to make. We went this extra period of time, but I said it from the beginning. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself, and we cannot let that happen. We have an incredible country.”

Trump feels personally disappointed that the plague is raining on his parade. “We were having the greatest period in our country’s history from an economic standpoint in many other ways. We cannot let this continue. So at a certain point some hard decisions are going to have to be made.”

That Trump thinks the last three weeks have been “an extra period of time” as though it’s a gifted vacation granted by the Dear Leader; plus his grudging approach to the whole public health effort and crude demands for fawning gratitude for his leadership; plus his shameless appeal for Evangelicals’ support by repeated references to Easter and his dismay the churches can’t be filled; plus his snake-oil salesman’s promotion of an untested drug as a potential miracle fix; plus his repeated statements of optimism that we’ll all soon be back to work all suggest a willingness to return to normal prematurely.

“So, let me be extremely clear about one point,” he said at his daily virus news conference. “We will move heaven and earth to safeguard our great American citizens. We will continue to use every power, every authority, every single resource, we’ve got to keep our people healthy, safe, secure, and to get this thing over with. We want to finish this war. We have to get back to work. We have to open our country again. We have to open our country again. We don’t want to be doing this for months and months and months. We’re going to open our country again. This country wasn’t meant for this fewer, fewer, but we have to open our country again.”

Notice how illogical this is. One should at least insert a “But” before “We have to get back to work.” One has to finish the war before sending people out onto the mine-cleared battlefield. To equate the priorities as Trump does is to choose profit over people, obviously.

Trump went on at the news conference to express his solidarity will the most wealthy, powerful figures in corporate sports: “I just spoke with the commissioners, leaders of, I would say virtually all of the sports leagues.”

He then took time listing them all by name and title, as though referencing political endorsements:

“Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Baseball, Major League Baseball, Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, Jay Monaghan, Commissioner of the PGA Tour, Cathy Engelbert, Commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association. Dana White, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vince McMan, President of the WWE, Don Garber, Commissioner of Major League Soccer, Steve Phelps, President of NASCAR, Michael Wahn, Commissioner of the LPGA, Roger Penske, founder and Chairman Penske Corp and Drew Fleming, President of the Breeders’ Cup, and there were a couple of others on and these are all the great leaders of sport and they want to get back, they got to get back.”

Trump wants the people to know that all these corporate chairs and commissioners are sad right now. He added:

“They can’t do this.” (Often the identity of a pronoun in Trump-speak is unclear. This may mean, “Those people forcing the stadiums to shut down can’t do this,” or: “These fine team owners can’t put up with these damn rules.”)

“The sports weren’t designed for it. The whole concept of our nation wasn’t designed for [shut downs], we’re going to have to get back. We want to get back soon. Very soon.”

One can read such remarks as cheery “aspirational” statements; Fauci kindly applied that term. But I read them as threats. Trump is saying that if he thinks the economy is tanking critically, he will lighten up on the rules to put people back to work, and urge corporate lunches at restaurants, etc. If thousands die, well, it’s necessary because our country was never “meant” to be closed. By God, or whoever. The country, for Trump, was meant to make money.

Back to the Black Plague. I called it “normal” above because it is just one of many in world history and has had so many recurrences. But the 1348 plague in England, in fact, had abnormal consequences. It undermined feudal agriculture, by reducing the enserfed peasant population, and led directly to the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. Serfdom in England all but disappeared, and day-laborers’ wages rose. The revolt (Wat Tyler’s Rebellion) was not the “bourgeois revolution” that occurred under Cromwell in the 1640s, but it was a leap forward from feudalism.

Imagine COVID-19, by bankrupting capitalist states unable to balance the need to keep the global working class viable and squeezable and the need to squeeze them NOW, leading to the collapse of the whole system.

Imagine the incapacity of the bourgeois state (throughout at least Europe and the U.S.) to provide the minimal social services expected by the people, forcing them to establish (or resist to the death) public health and social welfare measures that contribute, long-term, to the fall of the capitalist system. In these dark claustrophobic times, let us think positively.

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COUP-IN-PROGRESS: White Collar Mafiosos Fauci, Pelosi, Cuomo & Cuomo Conspire to Topple Trump

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Let’s put THE GREAT SCAMDEMIC aside for a moment.

And let’s jump ahead to Election Day — November 3, 2020.

Three things are certain based on Deep State’s no-holds-barred MO.

First, the DEMs will steal the Senate just like they stole the House during the 2018 midterms.

Second, the DEMs will increase their majority in the House with even more election fraud and theft.

Third, the DEMs will either politically incapacitate Trump between now and Nov. 3…
or, they will outright steal the POTUS election now that the electoral process has been thrown into chaos and confusion…
or, they will let Trump win so that they can impeach and convict him in 2021 with their solid majorities.

Now let’s take a close look at THE GREAT SCAMDEMIC, and especially how it will be used to manipulate the 2020 election outcome.

This thing — THE GREAT SCAMDEMIC — goes way beyond the Democrats and Deep State.  It goes way beyond CROWNgate and Pedogate.  It goes way beyond the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers. It even goes beyond the Cahilla and the Khazarian Mafia … as well as the Black Nobility and the International Banking Cartel & Crime Syndicate.

THE GREAT SCAMDEMIC is so HUGE and has so many objectives that you know it’s the end … the final end … … … as in the “End-times” !

But that’s not the point here.

What happens between now and Election Day will determine the fate of the American Republic.  The future of the American people hangs in the balance with the 2020 outcome like no other election in U.S. history.

The election outcome (and process) will also dictate the inevitable consequences for the Democrat Party, as well the destiny of Deep State.  The Patriot Movement also stands to gain or lose a LOT!

This is why TPTB have strategically positioned so many Deep State Democrats all over the place.

We’re talking about white-collar mafiosos like Fauci, Pelosi, Cuomo & Cuomo.

The liberal power elite have installed a top hitman in every position that counts.

It’s like JFK driving through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 surrounded by the 8 C.I.A. sniper nests (yes, there really were at least eight sniper’s nests).[1]

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FALSE FLAG ALERT: Obama Foundation tweeted about George Floyd on May 17th, a week before his supposed murder – UPDATE

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(Natural News) We have now confirmed that the Obama Foundation was tweeting about George Floyd on May 17th, more than a week before the day Floyd was reportedly killed by police in an act of violence that sparked the worldwide riots we’re all witnessing.

George Floyd was killed on May 25th. So what was the Obama Foundation doing tweeting about Floyd on May 17th, when nobody knew who he was?

UPDATE: Some people are saying that Twitter retroactively alters images from the history of your timeline when the source URL changes its image. However, what investigators have already confirmed is that the Twitter URL validator was used by the Obama Foundation to validate this image on May 17th, in advance of releasing it publicly. Thus, the image was VALIDATED more than a week before Floyd’s claimed death. This, combined with the new video analysis that claims George Floyd’s death was faked using crisis actors, raise serious questions about the authenticity of this event, which appears to have been planned and carried out for political purposes, right in time for the 2020 election. The Obama Foundation Twitter picture is only a tiny fragment in the larger picture that is now emerging of a pre-planned false flag event.

The answer, of course, is that the whole thing was planned in advance. Just like on 9/11 when the media was reporting that the WTC 7 building had collapsed even while it was still standing in the frame directly behind them, it looks like the Obama Foundation got its wires crossed and accidentally started tweeting about George Floyd a week in advance.

Once the first tweet accidentally went out, they couldn’t delete it without raising suspicion about it, so they just left it up and are relying on Big Tech’s censorship to make sure nobody learns the truth that this was all planned in advanced and rigged as public theater.

In fact, there is growing evidence that George Floyd isn’t even dead. We’ll cover more on that later. We’ve already documented the fact that actors are now posing as cops as part of a rioting psyop (psychological operation) that’s being used to brainwash more people into supporting the communist uprising.

YouTube is now banning all videos that discuss the Obama Foundation tweet about George Floyd on May 17th, and Facebook has made sure that no one can share any link from NaturalNews.com as a further suppression of truthful, independent reporting.

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COVID: The squeeze play on the population

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It’s a con as old as the hills. The ancient chieftain of a little territory looks out across his domain and says to his top aide, “You know, we have these clusters of people worshiping different gods. That’s not good for business. Our business is CONTROL, so we need UNITY. Make up the name of some god, and go out there and sell it. Take down those little shrines and tell all the people they have to believe in the new deity. Use force and censorship when necessary. Later on, I may decide I’M really the name you chose for the new god. We’ll see. If you have any trouble right away, call me on my cell. I’ll be out sunning by the pool.”

Unity of thought. That’s what controllers are after.

In the case of this fake epidemic, the population must view WHAT IT IS in the way public officials and the press are describing it. Dissenting analysis must be pushed into the background.

Here is a 4/9 Bloomberg News headline: “5G Conspiracy Theory Fueled by Coordinated Effort.” [1] A sub-headline states, “Researchers identify disinformation campaign but not source.” The article begins: “A conspiracy theory linking 5G technology to the outbreak of the coronavirus is quickly gaining momentum…”

Obviously, such wayward thinking has to be stopped. And down further in the Bloomberg article, we have chilling news: “Some social media companies have taken action to limit the spread of coronavirus conspiracy theories on their platforms. On Tuesday, Google’s YouTube said that it would ban all videos linking 5G technology to coronavirus, saying that ‘any content that disputes the existence or transmission of Covid-19’ would now be in violation of YouTube policies.”

“In the U.K., a parliamentary committee on Monday called on the British government to do more to ‘stamp out’ coronavirus conspiracy theories, and said it was planning to hold a hearing later this year at which representatives from U.S. technology giants will be asked about how they have handled the spread of disinformation on their platforms.”

Independent analysis of the “epidemic” hangs in the balance. The masters of control want to maintain an information monopoly.

It goes without saying that, in order to achieve this monopoly, detailed surveillance of Internet content is necessary.

Another type of surveillance is also part of the squeeze play. Apple.com has the story (press release, 4/10) [2]:

“Across the world, governments and health authorities are working together to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect people… Since COVID-19 can be transmitted through close proximity to affected individuals, public health officials have identified contact tracing as a valuable tool to help contain its spread. A number of leading public health authorities, universities, and NGOs around the world have been doing important work to develop opt-in contact tracing technology.”

“To further this cause, Apple and Google will be launching a comprehensive solution that includes application programming interfaces (APIs) and operating system-level technology to assist in enabling contact tracing. Given the urgent need, the plan is to implement this solution in two steps while maintaining strong protections around user privacy.”

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