Panic over loo paper now? What the hell is wrong with you?
In Code Name Celery 50 we looked at biological warfare where a criminal laboratory, based in Africa, is destroyed by a combined South African & Mossad Team. Strangely, two weeks after the book was published, the newspapers confirmed the storyline. Not all my fiction books are fiction. Let us leave it at that. You can make your own deductions. Let us speak of the Coronavirus Panic which is playing off right now.
I have a theory that conventional explosives, as a means of terrorism, are old-fashioned and too ineffective in the long run. If I was a terrorist I would never plant a bomb. No, I would kill those that matter, the spymasters, not a president who is only a public tool and nothing more (see Code Name Butterfly, the counter-sniper book). When a president dies he is replaced in seconds with another tool appointed by those behind the scenes, the secret organisations. But when a spymaster is killed, and I mean a real one, not those political appointees, your ability to collect and disseminate intelligence is severely affected in a negative way. What about a senior military general? No, he can be replaced too, easily, by his second in command. If Erwin Rommel was killed or captured by the SAS in 1941 (Operation Flipper) would that have changed anything? Another discussion, probably not. As is, the operation failed spectacularly because of bad intelligence. I would certainly attack water supplies too (see Code Name Lise where this was prevented) as well as infrastructure that supports basic human life. But let me be clear, there is no evidence of the Coronavirus being a biological weapon at this stage or that an attack took place. Let us not get overexcited. But as a study of incompetent leadership in Western (NATO) countries it is marvelous. It also shows how quickly populations can be panicked into hoarding (a punishable offence in wartime). It shows the hollowness of “civilization” and much more. It brought out the worst in humans. There is not a single country in Western Europe and the USA that is not sporting empty grocery store shelves today. People are buying nonsense like loo (toilet) paper and are willing to assault each other for that item which is hardly essential. And they refuse to leave anything for their neighbors. It is dog eats dog. An ugly sight and an expected one.
Human behavior will never change no matter what examples are called upon in crude propaganda attempts. I noticed last week an article regarding a World War Two bunker being found in Scotland. It was accompanied by some historical lessons and as fake as can be. I said to my wife it is probably an attempt to remind the Brits of their glorious past during World War Two in order to prepare them for the mass panic. Today, people are talking of the “Spirit of the Blitz” to boost the feeble-minded of which there are way too many. This is admirable but not based on historical facts. We know that Winston S Churchill knew in advance where the German/Luftwaffe bombers would strike and made very sure to be not in London when it happened. Yes, he ran away to safety time after time after time. Those pictures of him exploring the rubble are nothing but disinformation. And you might say that he had to, his life was valuable. True, but let us not make him something he was not. If you read my books you will find a Churchill which has human faults and a country that was very lucky to be rescued by the Americans and above all, the Soviet Union. Alone, and the UK was never alone, the Nazis would still be stomping around. As it happened, 99.9% of Londoners had nowhere to run to except overcrowded shelters. They had to bear the bombing and they could not take it as could not the one percenter people who also ran away. Many more Londoners than what is admitted cracked up as the secret reports of the day show. The Germans exposed to much more terror bombing never cracked. It is interesting that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is also running for Windsor Castle with plans to run even further to Sandringham Castle if needs be. Yet, keeping in mind her advanced age and that of her husband, she should leave. It is not cowardice as with Winston. It is simply good planning. If that virus attacks any person above the age of 80 years it becomes a killer. For the rest, not really, no.
Mainstream media is actively helping the panic with sensationalist reporting which are read across the world. Yes, by your enemies too. The empty racks are helping the panic and the next step is violence. Heed my warning, somewhere someone is going to start shooting or do something stupid. There will be a counter-reaction and copy cats. The Governments will clamp down and make impetuous laws as happened after 9/11 with the so-called Patriot Act. These laws will, for your own good (sarcasm), take away whatever freedoms you have left. The one percent will make billions (check the shares, who bought what and when). This is playing out as planned. Step by step. But what does the panic show of the Brits and the rest these days? Where is the stiff upper lip that they are so proud about? What happened to the jokes that come out when things are hard and the odds mounting? Where are their guts, moral fiber, and above all, good leadership? If this cracks you and it did, what will you do in war when you are bombed as you are doing to Muslims across the world? What will you do? Well, we know, many of you will crack and fight for loo paper. Your feebleness is supporting your enemies’ view that you are weak. This is applicable to every NATO country including the USA. Same pattern. Same conclusions. Same reactions. You are once again exposed as weak and vulnerable. Therefore, you will be attacked even more. Expect no sympathy from those that you bullied and murdered since 2001. Soon the radical (note I said RADICAL) imams will be saying with much enjoyment that this is Allah’s curse upon you. Radical Christian pastors will say the same, God is cursing you – just so much rubbish. Look outside, the sun is still shining. It is a new day. Let us change the mindset here... there is no need for panic buying or further violence to get loo paper. Let us stand up and be counted upon. This will have a good ending for 96% of us.