KW: As I tip toe around my house almost sneakily, heading for 4 weeks isolation there is one thing churning away in my brain; What is the world going to look like after 4 weeks isolation and the destruction of the economy as we know it brought about not by covid-19 so much as by government decree. In parts of the world (the U.S. and U.K. for example ) the leadership has announced that the police and military are going to be used to enforce these dictates. As well they think that they can cuishon the economic blow for this forced isolation by giving us money as compensation, helicopter money, but where is all these billions of pounds and dollars coming from? If the money most of the population are going to recieve to just stay at home is borrowed from the banking system how will a depleted economy that will take years to rebuild from where it is just now be able to repay these debts and who amongst the banking masters are we going to be beholden to? They will be calling the shots. On the other hand if the billions we are all going to receive are simply going to be printed down at the government printing press what impact on value does that have on the few dollars I have in my hand now of the little number held in my bank account right now? No one is really talking about this because we are all trying to avoid getting covid-19 and staying physically safe and of course are held in isolation from one another. The pevious writer in his thoughtful post talked of a global coup d’etat and if you think about what is going on its hard to deny. It is a global response by western governments seemingly all singing from the same hymn sheet and begs the question ‘ is this being co-ordinated by some group?’. I can’t answer this and it will only become apparant when we all come out the other side of the tunnel but while we are in the tunnel we can’t see what is really happening………it may well be too late, and what value do we put on anything these days ? Donald Trump is clearly questioning where we are heading stating that he wants the U.S. back to work sooner rather than later as it will have really bad outcomes for the economy the longer we all stay at home and he’s right about that.
To end, a quote from Frank Zappa “The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it is profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the table and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.”
I’m interested in your thoughts
As the US and the UK, to stem Covid-19 infections, adopt a close-to-wartime approach, with intrusive levels of intervention into social life, these governments –…