Cataloguing Covid-19 responses

Thesis: The incomprehensible complexity of the Coronavirus event has allowed us all to explore the epistemic limits of our confirmation bias. (E.g. If you believe the Coronavirus phenomenon was actually quite simple, this tells me you probably believe most of the important things in life are quite simple.)

On balance, I believe this has been a good thing, although like most good things it is depressing because it reveals how much work there actually is to accomplish even small victories. Weighed against the deaths, harm done, opportunistic tyrannical overreach, and retirement funds lost, we have never had a better chance in history to observe A. what narratives people seek out in times of fear and confusion and B. what they DO in response (and what we can interpret about their revealed preferences). To that end, I’m going to start a list of beliefs about Coronavirus and update it as I remember and encounter more of them.

***Beliefs related to agency and blame

C19 was created accidentally by X and released accidentally by Y.
C19 was created purposefully by X and released accidentally by Y.
C19 was created purposefully by X and released purposefully by Y.

X and Y may be:
Donald Trump (as traditional political figure, i.e. not Q)
The deep state
Q-anon
Chinese elites
Chinese peasants
Israel
International elites (specific or nonspecific)
Fear itself (self-fulfilling beliefs, law of attraction, tulpas)
The virus itself (egregores)
Semi-conscious forces of social darwinistic history
God
(Not seen yet, oddly: Satan, Russia, freemasons)

These categories may be conflated, e.g. Q-anon is often treated as synonymous with religious belief in “Gnon”, which is itself a conflation of God and social darwinist forces of history. There may also be contradictory beliefs held in tension due to confusion. The most common I’ve seen is to push simultaneous narratives that Q-anon and international elites manufactured the crisis to push their agendas. Presumably this simultaneity is possible because both reinforce the same overall narrative of a “war in heaven” between these two parties.

***Beliefs related to C19 existence and nature

Viruses don’t exist.
Viruses are a materiast narrative about spiritual phenomena.
C19, specifically, does not exist and is made up.
C19 is actually the flu.
C19 exists but is not dangerous.
C19 exists but is less dangerous than the seasonal flu.
C19 exists but is only specifically dangerous to…
…very weak people who would have died of something anyway (i.e. no measurable increase).
…somewhat weak people who can’t be protected and won’t be missed.
…stupid people.
…the sort of people I dislike.
…people who morally deserve to die.
C19 exists and is more dangerous than the flu, but not terribly dangerous after certain preventive measures.
C19 exists and is very dangerous, necessitating national response, but is not the end of the world.
C19 exists and will be apocalyptic.

***Beliefs related to media coverage and agency

Mass/alternative media is purposefully manufacturing a panic from nothing to advance an agenda by X.
Mass/alternative media is incentivized to manufacture a panic from nothing to make money and maintain influence, which incidentally advances an agenda by X.
Mass/alternative media is purposefully accelerating popular fears to advance an agenda by X.
Mass/alternative media is incentivized to accelerate popular fears into panic to make money and maintain influence, which incidentally advances an agenda by X.
Mass/alternative media is purposefully suppressing news about the real danger to protect the interests of X.

X may be:
Wall Street/international finance
Donald Trump (as traditional political figure, i.e. not Q)
The deep state
Q-anon
White nationalists
Chinese elites
Israel
International elites (specific or nonspecific)
Fear itself (self-fulfilling beliefs, law of attraction, tulpas)
The virus itself (egregores)

***Beliefs related to agendas being pushed

X caused the C19 phenomenon to get one over on Y and succeeded/failed.
X did not cause the C19 phenomenon but knew it was coming and used it to get one over on Y and succeeded/failed.
X did not cause the C19 phenomenon but used the reaction to get one over on Y and succeeded/failed.

X and Y may be:
Wall Street/international finance
Donald Trump (as traditional political figure, i.e. not Q)
The deep state
Q-anon
White nationalists
Chinese elites
The Chinese people
Israel
International elites (specific or nonspecific)
The American people
Bill Gates
The medical industry
Big Pharma
A local politician (Cuomo, Whitmer, etc.)

***Conclusion

Regardless of whatever bad we might say about modern times, there has never been a better time in history to be in the top percentile for curiosity with a penchant for systemizing. For example, we can see from this list that even people who believe white nationalists use current events to their advantage don’t actually ascribe them the omnipotence to make historical events happen that are often ascribed to: Trump, Jews, etc. This indicates two very distinct categories of agency in the popular mind for God-like inner parties and dangerous but evitable boogeymen in the shadows. I’d guess the categorical distinctions are something like irresistably large dragons vs. roughly man-sized monsters vs. small poisonous snakes, insects, and scavengers. I also note that only beliefs about the existence and danger of C19 were likely to change over time in the same person, and even then not usually by much.

Another thought is that I’ve seen zero speculation, from the beginning, that the response itself was made up. AFAIK here’s no one out there claiming the media is doing that thing where they take carefully posed shots of 15 people and a burning car to sell a narrative of a million-man riot.

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14 Responses to Cataloguing Covid-19 responses

  1. bicebicebice says:

    any eden type should use event x to do more of y y being thals doing more thallin sape more sapin (get dem sneakers boi we out here robbin) etc etc etc however the bungled response to corona in the west is interesting because the watchers aka the thards sounded the alarm and they are low status people that should just lay down in the gutter and die or move to australia so ITZ wasn’t nipped in the bud so now we have a sort of real-enough outbreak that threatens boomers especially (people who are 65+ got exempt from fines today in swe for failing to do their taxes before date x in may because they are and I paraphrase “VULNERABLE ECONOMICALLY IN THESE TIMES” (…jesus fucking christ the CHUTZPA) and you know THANGS N SHIT BE HAPPENIN in CHYNA the chyna melons have a total response to any disaster of one will in the west not so much and the different people who think they have power are trying to leverage it for their own advancement right now and basically anyone should get a treestump with a bombshelter as far away from a metropolitian western city as soon as possible.

    “For example, we can see from this list that even people who believe white nationalists use current events to their advantage don’t actually ascribe them the omnipotence to make historical events happen that are often ascribed to: Trump, Jews, etc. This indicates two very distinct categories of agency in the popular mind for God-like inner parties and dangerous but evitable boogeymen in the shadows. I’d guess the categorical distinctions are something like irresistably large dragons vs. roughly man-sized monsters vs. small poisonous snakes, insects, and scavengers. I also note that only beliefs about the existence and danger of C19 were likely to change over time in the same person, and even then not usually by much.” I wrote before that edit FYI don’t know if it matters but my response did not take that into account.

    Basically authorianism is how you run a house not divided the whiteoid man has slipped through the cracks a lot of times because of his better genes but one day that won’t work anymore and that event will be the real ITZ which is why CHYNA should be a winner in the long term and short-term-long-term too

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  2. Mycroft Jones says:

    Your final paragraph… we don’t need to talk much about the “fake newsmedia is faking most of it, but something is going on that is terrible, but the smog of fake is so thick we can’t discern what it is”. Because things like the Jon Rappaport blog are doing it well enough. Vox Day stopped posting about COVID for that same reason. I talked to a neighbor who said he has a few colleagues who have caught the COVID and it is nasty. He’s a high level technical administrator, one of the ghosts in the machine that keeps our communications infrastructure humming. If there is a “War in Heaven”, it would make sense that some of those who are monitoring the wires will be hit.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      > I talked to a neighbor who said he has a few colleagues who have caught the COVID and it is nasty. He’s a high level technical administrator, one of the ghosts in the machine that keeps our communications infrastructure humming. If there is a “War in Heaven”, it would make sense that some of those who are monitoring the wires will be hit.

      Are you saying that these people were given Coronavirus on purpose as part of that covert war?

      • Mycroft Jones says:

        Seems plausible, but at my level I have no way to know for sure. The whole point of the spook apparatus is to provide plausible deniability to random events that appear anything-but-random.

  3. Dumbo says:

    It’s obviously a manufactured crisis using an existing but not all that harmful pandemic, as far as pandemics go. The real virus is the response (lockdowns, media panic, etc.). Without that, C19 wouldn’t have been anything, or almost anything.

  4. Heaviside says:

    C19 exists but is only specifically dangerous to…

    people less important than the stock market.

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