Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

It was a Weirdness

Was walking out of the grocery last evening and an area news rag in the box had a headline talking about another confirmed Corona case bringing the local total to six. (Local in this case is state)

Deja vu, prophetic, or I just read way to many apocolyptic trash novels as a kid, but suddenly I felt like I was smack dab in the very beginning of one of those novels. A sense of forboding swept across my soul.


Several piece’s I’ve read recently bear on the spread and timelines of this goofball virus, but the one thing I have not seen,(and it may be out there yet, I just haven’t seen it) is the mutation factor. Can this thing mutate? If it does mutate, a whole different can of worms could open up. As for current casualty WAGs, 1.6% is way low for such concern as is being spread. It definitely does not match the actions of the Italian Government this past week either.

Well, I’m not gonna harp on it too much here. Others are doing a bang-up job on that and have much better resources and expertise at it than I. I also won’t go spreading trash gossip or other panic inducing crap: there’s more than enough out there now. As for the bug itself, It’s out of my control as to who when and where: I ain’t God. The only control I have is at the personal, and if this thing gets to me, I’ll deal as I can. I’m as prepped as I can be given current circumstances, internal and external, so,,,

It was just strange enough seeing that headline and having that feeling that I had to say something.

UPDATE: That was written last night, intended for early publication. Woke up at 4 with an epiphany. “What else is going on in the world that the PTwB feel the need for smoke and mirrors?”

Iran issues? Definitely economic woes (and what better way to bury a problem than to shift its focus and blame.)? Hell, even Hollyweird couldn’t write a bad story line like we are seeing so far.

Keep questioning EVERYTHING.

3 responses

  1. Spud

    Don’t believe it’s smoke and mirrors bro. Unless perhaps the Chinese let it out on purpose to idle all those industries which had excess product due to the trade wars.
    Less reasons have started wars in the past.
    Generally , we have a history of putting those we war with, in such a bind as to force them to act out.
    Times like these give me a comfortable feeling having preps on hand tho.


    March 11, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    • Maybe smoke and mirrors is placing too much reliance on intelligent design by TPTWB., but I feel that its one those ‘don’t let a crisis go to waste’ scenarios. Think about it this way: China knows their economy is on the verge of implosion so they release this thing in an effort retract some of their over-reach. Our PTBs use it to cover up other acts of over-reach etc etc. Seeing whats going on with the fed getting ready to make active purchase of assets on WS,,,
      Preps ease my mind to, but watching how all of this is playing out tell me things (and not just CoVid19) are out of control of those that think they have it in hand


      March 11, 2020 at 6:37 pm

  2. Michele Knabe

    We went to dinner and lots of seat availability where normally it’s a waiting time to be seated. The roads were empty (very odd) and, I also had that feeling you speak of. Definitely smoke and mirrors has been in the back of my mind for days now. Ohio just closed all schools for three weeks. And what the hell is up with the shortage of toilet paper? My God. Does this virus cause explosive diarrhea or what? Anyway, we need to chat one evening soon and talk. Lots going on in this noggin right now. Thinking SC sooner than later might not be a bad idea.


    March 12, 2020 at 8:32 pm

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