Recent COVID-19 Coverage Focus of Anti-Empire
For the past 3 weeks or so the content on this site has mainly been in the service of debunking the harmful coronavirus hysteria at home rather than the usual fare of exposing and pushing back against the Empire abroad. The reason for this is two-fold.
First, there is simply a lot less other news right now. I still follow all the same sources and the picture that emerges is of a world that has gone into somewhat of a stasis on all other fronts. Not fully so, but definitely radically so.
Secondly, for me Empire-watching has never been an arena or a sport where you root for certain geographical actors against others. It has always been about opposing the most obviously needless and unnecessary man-made force in the world for chaos, regress, misery and death.
With 3 billion people currently affected by martial-law and house arrest conditions, I believe the Covid Rouge at home has become an even more mind-bogglingly unnecessary harm to humanity and its life, prosperity, freedom, development and contentment than the Empire acting from abroad.
In fact, I would say the War on Covid has all the hallmarks of an Imperial “humanitarian” intervention with all the same actors (the media, the chattering classes, western governments, international organizations, special corporate interests) driving it, except the Covid War is a hundred times bigger and unleashed at home rather than abroad. It is the mother of all humanitarian interventions with Kosovo, Libya, Syria, Darfur all rolled into one, relying on all the same true and tried tactics, and just as fraudulent. (And the sanctions aka “anti-virus measures” have the potential to kill every bit as many people as the sanctions on Iraq did.)
That said, there is still activity of the Empire abroad and in defense against it going on that is worth reporting on. Trouble is I’m shorthanded here. It’s just I and sometimes Slavsquat here, and it’s just not enough to cover everything that deserves to be. Even just on the Covid front much less on the Covid+Empire front. That said I’m trying and will keep so.
Something else I haven’t been able to cover to the extent it deserves and will try going forward is the insane financial shenanigans being done right now, with trillions in wealth being spread around while they have us safely locked up in our homes and terrified of an “invisible enemy”.
If you’re a donor who backed the site in the last fundraiser because you wanted to contribute to the anti-Empire front, but you now find yourself not sharing anti-Empire’s view and focus on the Covid War then I have sympathy for you. What I can say is that Anti-Empire has done much pushing back against the Empire in the past. Will keep doing so to the extent possible even through this madness at home. And will go right back to again making it the full focus the moment the Covid War at home is over. If that does not satisfy you, you can contact me for a refund of a Spring donation, but do understand that with a $500 monthly budget that might not happen right away.
Actually, the “War on COVID” is fundamentally connected to your original focus on anti-Empire, and your website would be more powerful if you showed the connections between these two seemingly disconnected themes. They are not separate issues at all.
Like the (fraudulent) War on Terrorism, the War on COVID is a propaganda pretext to push through sinister agendas in terms of foreign and domestic policies for the American Empire and its crime partners–disguised behind the rationale of protecting public safety or health.
Essentially, the War on COVID is the new mask for the real agenda behind the bogus War on Terrorism.
These agendas include but are not limited to:
1. In terms of domestic policy, pushing through a high-tech (bio) surveillance state
2. Economically, providing a “soft landing” for and subsequently bailing out a Wall Street/Western financial bubble economy that was set to soon implode right before the COVID-19 “pandemic.”
3. In terms of foreign policy, advancing the American Empire and its “hybrid wars” aggression against multipolar nations like China–as well as Iran, Venezuela, or other states.
You have focused mostly on the civil liberties facet of the War on COVID-19, so I will elaborate on the other facets.
-The economic facet of the War on COVID are suggested here:
Wall Street’s Crisis Began Four Months Before the First Reported Death from Coronavirus in China; Here’s the Proof
The Dark Secrets in the Fed’s Last Wall Street Bailout Are Getting a Devious Makeover in Today’s Bailout
Corona Pandemic: The Perfect Scapegoat for the Financial and ‘Everything Bubble’ Market Crash: The Great Depression 2.0
-The geopolitical facets include:
The United States has thus utilized the COVID-19 pandemic as a “force multiplier” to amplify its Maximum Pressure/regime change campaigns against Iran, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads
Trump intensifies murderous Iran sanctions during COVID-19 crisis
As Nicaragua confronts Covid, its US-backed opposition exploits the pandemic to create chaos
The American Empire and its vassals have deployed the COVID-19 issue to increase their information warfare against China by accusing it being responsible for COVID-19 because it “covered up” the pandemic or even allowed it to happen (aka America’s “Wuhan Biolab leak” psyops).
This infowarfare has the purpose of attempting to extort money from China as “reparations” for the COVID-19 “pandemic”–which would conveniently prop up the aforementioned Wall Street/West bubble economy, as well as geopolitically isolate a country that (along with Russia) is a major opponent of the unipolar American Empire.
The US Is Preparing to Default on Debts Owed to China
Information For Thought
The Too “Savvy” Coronavirus
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND US HYBRID WAR ON CHINA
War on China?
I know there are a lot of links here, but they paint an illuminating “Big Picture” of how the War on COVID-19 is essentially a continuation of the same agendas that were being pushed before this pandemic came….
not fussed re the corona focus mate – keep it up!
you are a beacon of sanity and reason – even a lot of alt-news has drunk the Kool-Aid on this crap sadly