An interesting look at Coronavirus - thank you COVID-19

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An interesting point of view - COVID-19 might be key in putting a dead-stop halt to the advancement of globalism. This is a very good thing. From William Lind writing at traditionalRIGHT:

The View From Olympus: A Chink in Our Armor
I have warned for decades that the future weapon of mass destruction is not the nuclear weapon but the genetically engineered plague. The world now stands on the brink of its first experience with that new weapon.

Whether the coronavirus now racing from China across the globe was created by intention or accident is not yet known. The Chinese government claims the latter, but that government is well known for concealing facts it finds inconvenient. My information, which may not be accurate, is that it escaped from a Chinese biowarfare lab in Wuhan that was attempting to cross it with HIV to create an AIDS that would spread like the flu. We now know how to treat AIDs, but the drugs are very expensive. If the objective were to inflict an economic catastrophe on another country, such a bioweapon would do the trick. So far, it does not appear that the version that got out–its escape would be typical Chinese sloppiness–has the cross; only the carrier escaped the lab. If that proves true, we can all be thankful.

And William's thesis:

We would do so well to remember that the Medieval world, which, contrary to what kids are taught in school, was highly successful, was brought down by the plague, the Black Death. When you lose a third, half, or even two-thirds of your population in six weeks, everything falls apart.

So what do we do about it? We have to face the fact that in the face of new plagues, Globalism is suicide. The only thing that works is quarantine. In the Middle Ages, some Italian towns saved themselves from the plague by a policy of immurement: any house where plague appeared was bricked up, with the people inside.

The equivalent for us now is to shut down all international travel. No one may enter the United States without going through a period of quarantine. The current wisdom is that a two-week quarantine is sufficient. That may change. With future genetically engineered plagues, the quarantine may have to be longer. In Thomas Hobbes’ novel Victoria, entry into Europe requires a three-month quarantine on Heligoland Island. Of course, anyone illegally attempting to enter the country and thereby avoiding quarantine must be shot dead.

He concludes with this thought:

This is the future, folks; not “one world”, but many moats and drawbridges.  Globalism is the chink in our armor, or perhaps going into a tournament without hauberk or cuirass.  We will either armor up or listen to the cry in our streets, “Bring out your dead.”

Agree 100% - globalism has helped make some early adopters very rich but the overall benefit for general society has been minimal at best and with the criminals coming across our border, downright bad. We tried it and found it wanting - good riddance to an idea that sounded good but did not DO good. Typical progressive twaddle.

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