As much of the world slides deeper into the Twilight Zone, it's increasingly difficult to find stories that aren't related to the ruling class' Perfect Little Plague. "Because Coronavirus" is being used as an excuse for everything from the adoption of martial law to arm-wrestling the Invisible Hand of the Market into submission. Neoliberalism's body count is soaring, and don't blame the virus - blame the governments who are practically bursting blood vessels cheering the virus on because it gives them the excuse they need to cross off all the items from their Police State Wish List. If this was a movie script it'd be rejected (by Miramax, no doubt) as too on-the-nose; instead, it's hammered daily as the new 9/11 priming us for Patriot Act Plus. People who should know better - even in the "alt media," even those who've seemingly evolved beyond the divide-&-conquer political paradigm - have been stunted by fear into dead-eyed zombies repeating buzzwords like "flatten the curve" and demanding their leaders imprison them in their own homes. Meanwhile, what is "social distancing" but alienation by another name?
March 16: Coronavirus shuts it all down
March 17: Trump team teases bailout; Amazon ditches free press; just when you thought it couldn't get more rigged; i can haz war?
March 18: Close the borders, pour on the cash, & pump up the ventilators
March 19: Traitor Tulsi; a safe & wholesome execution; Cannes canned
March 20: Never let a crisis go to waste; Switzerland mandates distance; New York on pause; Trump lets loose