Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Captain Corn

As the world continues to attempt survival under varying forms of social distancing and lock-down measures, the question arises as to just how we got to this point…

How did a virus bring the global economy to its knees while threatening death in all ages of our population and to a toll not seen by a disease in recent history?

Where does the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 come from? Why is it so deadly? How are we going to survive COVID-19 and pandemics like these in the future?

One critical piece of information that could vastly assist in answering some of those questions is the precise origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as this might give us a better understanding of how to prevent or at least react to these issues in the future (and perhaps help us to better handle the current pandemic).

The obvious initial thought is that “China” is the source of the virus considering that the initially reported cases were there, and while the answer of “China” is undisputedly correct and well agreed upon (aside from the actual mechanism of inception), we need to know a little more than that.

What is the exact biological source? What is the exact geographical source? How does the virus cross species and mutate? The answers to these, along with a host of other questions might help us to better understand how these things happen in our world as they threaten to destroy it.

A probably more important question however is one that’s not politically correct to ask in this day and age considering that Trump catches hell for even calling COVID-19 a “Chinese disease” – which it no doubt IS (but more importantly if the disease had originated in the U.S., the world would be calling it the “American disease”) – and that question is did the SARS-CoV-2 virus escape from a Chinese virus research center?

Wuhan Institute of Virology

The mystery around where this virus began came from early on in the crises when it became evident that some of the first patients had not ever been to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China. This was perplexing as the initial story that China was selling was that the epicenter of the outbreak was specifically that market – suggesting some sort of cross-species transmission due to the different types of animals being sold there (not just seafood), the unsanitary conditions, or both.

This seemed plausible enough, since we know how dirty some of these open air markets in Asia can be, however what didn’t make sense was that the Chinese eventually realized that their best early estimate at a patient zero (the first human suspected to have had the virus) was someone showing COVID-19 symptoms as early as December 01, who’d had zero contact with the seafood market…

“The researchers, seven of whom work at Wuhan’s Jinyintan hospital…revealed on Friday in The Lancet medical journal that symptoms of the new disease were first reported on December 1…”

“…the first patient had no exposure to the Huanan seafood market…”

Later research discounted the initially suspected patient zero and suggested an even earlier start with therefore an even higher chance that the source was in fact NOT the seafood market with a case identified to have existed in Hubei as early as November 17th. This corresponds with internal U.S. government intelligence reports that worryingly showed a contagion loose in the Wuhan area in November.

First, it should be clear that China has obviously not been 100% truthful to the world with regards to just about any aspect of this pandemic. They were not honest about when it started, about how severe it was as it got going there, and certainly not honest about the total numbers of infected or dead. It’s a mathematical impossibility that China has had only the totals they claim considering they are the source of the outbreak and have hundreds of millions of people at a high risk due to proximity and standard of living. The entire thing reeks of a typical communist government cover-up (similar to N. Korea’s laughable reporting of zero cases until just very recently) and why should the cover-up be confined to just the statistics? Perhaps the origin itself is also something they weren’t entirely honest about…

Across the vast expanses of China, somehow the virus research center is located only 34 minutes away from the seafood market where the first hot spot of the contagion emerged…

It obviously seems to be too much of a coincidence that the regional epicenter of this pandemic is located in the exact same area as the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where China has been KNOWN to be studying coronaviruses since first publishing research findings in 2005 around the SARS epidemic.

Not only is WIV known to specialize in the study and handling of “bat viruses”, but according to U.S. government communications from January of 2018 they’ve been doing so in an unsafe manner which:

“…represented a risk of a new SARS-like pandemic…”

“…during interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, they noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory…”

Looking back at the history of this research center, the building of WIV’s National Bio-safety Laboratory (the ‘biosafety level 4’ area where coronaviruses are studied) was done in collaboration with the French and partially funded by the United States… It doesn’t take too long to connect the dots and show that organizations in France and the U.S. with the long-term experience and capability to study these viruses safely and without letting them loose on the public quickly enabled China’s WIV lab to handle deadly pathogens without them having the same experience and discipline necessary to contain said ‘virii’.

This would be similar to dressing a monkey in a fine London-made suit. At first he looks handsome, but before long his inability to operate in such clothing becomes evident as the suit is torn and stained due to the monkey acting like…a monkey. Unfortunately, helping to provide the Chinese with the facilities and equipment to study viruses resulted in a mismatch of skill sets to severity, and thousands have now died globally and the world economy has been put into a state of arrest rather than us just having a stained and ripped suit to show for the mistake…

Currently, evidence doesn’t necessarily point to the Chinese having bio-engineered this virus, but more to them having accelerated its evolution as a result of it being under study, and then very stupidly releasing it into the world due to sheer negligence and incompetence.

SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses are known to originate in horseshoe bats living a thousand miles away from Wuhan in Yunnan, China. While scientists seem to agree that there must’ve been some intermediary animal(s) between the bats and humans, it still seems unlikely that the virus would’ve transitioned to humans a clean thousand miles from its original biological source. In fact, we are fairly certain that this didn’t happen and that the only reasonable and obvious alternative is that the virus “escaped” from the research center in Wuhan.

Further evidence pointing to this is that WIV does in fact work with the closest known relative of SARS-CoV-2 – a virus known as RaTG13 – and while the genetic differences between the two would suggest about 50 years of natural evolutionary separation, this in fact doesn’t clear WIV of being the source of the pandemic, but supports it. The laboratory study of viruses inherently causes mutations as they are cultured in petri dishes with cells having the human ACE2 receptor. This would over time create natural mutations but would do so at an unnatural rate, which would condense the creation of 50 years of natural evolutionary differences down to a much smaller span of time.

Nikolai Petrovsky, from the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University in South Australia states:

“The result of these experiments is a virus that is highly virulent in humans but is sufficiently different that it no longer resembles the original bat virus… because the mutations are acquired randomly by selection, there is no signature of a human gene jockey, but this is clearly a virus still created by human intervention.”

Now for the real kicker… China not only halted exports of Personal Protective Equipment as they realized they would need what they were producing in order to handle the unfolding epidemic in their country (the numbers and severity of which they were vastly understating to the global community) BUT they ALSO began IMPORTING said material at the same time, effectively buying up as much PPE as they could as fast as possible before the world found out the true impact of COVID-19.

Let’s think about that a little further… as China was hitting the “oh shit” button while COVID-19 spread rapidly in their country, they not only halted their exports of PPE to ensure they had sufficient supplies for their medical workers and citizens, but they simultaneously started buying up the world stock as they intentionally lied about how deadly COVID-19 was so that unsuspecting countries would sell the PPE to China, each one completely unaware that they would soon need every single mask and set of gloves available themselves.

Effectively, the lying Chinese bastards made sure that they would have PPE and the rest of the world would not, thereby greatly exacerbating the impact of SARS-CoV-2 in every country in the world and therefore severely increasing the death toll outside of China…

China was the source of this virus, then used it against the world to the tune of more than likely hundreds of thousands of non-Chinese lives by the time this is over. If this behavior at a state level isn’t downright criminal, then what the hell is? These actions are the kind of thing that would trigger criminal charges to be leveled were they committed by individuals instead of a nation…

In conclusion, overwhelming evidence suggests that:

  • China has unintentionally released the most contagious and deadly influenza virus the world has seen in a hundred years upon its own population and the world to the tune of millions of infected and hundreds of thousands of dead
  • Through their research inadvertently accelerated the evolution of the virus to new heights of lethality
  • Through their absolute and utter incompetence let the virus escape and wreak havoc on society and subsequently the world economy
  • LIED TO THE WORLD ABOUT EVERY SINGLE DETAIL
  • Reversed their PPE exports
  • Bought up the world supply of PPE before other countries knew the severity of COVID-19 (you know, because China was lying about the lethality)
  • Through all of these actions caused the death toll outside of China to be much higher than normal

It’s time to stop with the political correctness and openly demand China admit to their actions and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to demand financial reparations for the casualties, much like the U.S. state of Missouri is suing them for this debacle. China has proven they’re not advanced enough to handle researching diseases like this without killing massive numbers of people, and they’ve proven that when they screw up, they’ll lie to the world and INTENTIONALLY cause even more deaths than necessary. They’re literally killing people with their actions.

Someone please take the monkey out of the suit, and lock his ass up while we’re at it.

edit: President Trump has stated that he has evidence the virus came from a lab in Wuhan (WIV)

edit: Analysis of satellite pictures of Wuhan hospital parking lots and Chinese web search engine traffic for symptoms known later to correspond to COVID suggest an origin of at least “…late summer and early fall 2019…”

Label O Mistakes
Captain Corn

Just when it seemed that the dumb-shittery of the modern ‘politically correct’ police could get no worse, Land O Lakes has recently begun removing the Native American girl from its labels as they “…recognized we need packaging that reflects the foundation and heart of our company culture.” In other words, “we succumbed to idiotic pressure from whatever organizations so retardedly thought this was a problem when it really hasn’t been for almost the last hundred years (since LOL’s 1921 inception).”

Mother of God, where will this end? The labels had already gone from showing the seated Indian girl to just showing her face, and now she’s removed altogether? What’s more racist: showing a Native American mascot that represents pure quality food or banning the mascot altogether on the grounds of her race? Answer that one…

The best (meaning idiotically worst) part of this are some of the comments made as a result of this cowardly action: North Dakota Rep. Ruth Buffalo told the Grand Forks Herald the image of Mia goes “hand-in-hand with human and sex trafficking of our women and girls.”

…what!?

The Lost Vikings
Captain Corn

This documentary studies the Nordic colony which existed in Greenland for 500 years before eventually disappearing…

財閥 の日本人
Captain Corn

It’s been a crazy couple of years for Nissan’s former CEO Carlos Ghosn, and an even crazier past several days considering that he’s just absconded from Japanese house arrest, crossed international borders, and ended up five thousand miles away in the safety of the non-extradition country of Lebanon.

One could say Ghosn’s troubles began in November of 2018 when he was first arrested on charges of false accounting upon arrival by plane to Tokyo Haneda Airport. Since then it’s become obvious that the conspiracy against him must’ve started much earlier, and also must’ve included many members of Nissan’s inner circle – as well as Japanese prosecutors. Is Ghosn guilty of lining his own pockets with inappropriate expenditures of company funds, or is he being railroaded by a rigged Japanese legal system in cahoots with the Nissan Group zaibatsu?

This story actually begins much earlier, during the early twentieth century when the economy of industrializing Japan had evolved to be controlled by large and powerful family-owned monopolistic organizations called zaibatsu. Some zaibatsu of this period could even trace their roots back to far earlier eras of Japan’s history; this effectively resulted in zaibatsu having untold power and influence by the time of the reign of The Empire of Japan leading up to and during WWII.

Nissan is one of the companies that existed as a zaibatsu starting in 1928, and it stands to reason that in present day, Nissan might continue to operate by certain deep-rooted traditional (and nationalistic) principles advantageous to itself – such as ousting a CEO that had significantly altered the balance of power between a storied historical Japanese conglomerate and the French company of Renault. For better or for worse, Japan remains until this day one of the most racially homogeneous nations in the world, and the Japanese are historically unapologetic regarding their opinions and actions when it comes to foreigners or foreign influence within the land of the rising sun. It’s hardly a far-fetched concept that Nissan would not want a gaijin (外人 – alien/outsider) firm like Renault to embarrassingly be able to assert too much power within the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance.

There are rumors that senior Nissan and government officials had become displeased with the measures Ghosn had taken over the past seventeen years as part of restructuring various aspects of Nissan and its relationships with Renault and Mitsubishi in order to bring it back to profitability. Those measures had widely been received as successful, with Ghosn being awarded Asia Businessman of the Year by Fortune magazine in 2002, and Man of the Year by Fortune Asia in 2003.

Apparently, these accolades and the successful turn around of Nissan’s financial woes weren’t enough to keep Ghosn in favor in the long term – how can the disparity be bridged between the highs of Ghosn’s career and the lows of being arrested and criminally charged? The answer most likely lies somewhere in the complexities of Japanese politics and the desire in Japan for Japanese corporations to be controlled by…the Japanese (not for instance say…the French).

Some would say that the Nissan Group zaibatsu that began in 1928 no longer exists in the same form today, and therefore that the type of nationalistic conspiracy required in order to dismantle Carlos Ghosn’s career and reverse the policies enacted under his direction as CEO of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance couldn’t in fact happen in modern Japan…

Whilst it is indeed true that the zaibatsu were dismantled in post-WWII era Japan as part of mandatory changes implemented by the United States, it wasn’t long before a similar system emerged which could really be considered as a further evolved model of the zaibatsu – the keiretsu system.

It was under the keiretsu-dominated economy that Japan rose as an economic powerhouse through the 1980’s and it is the keiretsu system that still reigns supreme in Japan today. Keiretsu do have key structural differences and aren’t as similar to oligarch-type organizations as the zaibatsu were, however they do still involve various horizontal and vertical integrations such as zaibatsu utilized and their components work together to ensure the success of the keiretsu overall. In effect, portions of modern day Japan’s economy still operate in a very similar manner as in the zaibatsu era, and this combined with the innate nationalism of such a system along with Japan’s historically nationalistic behaviors overall could most certainly help to explain a conspiracy against Carlos Ghosn and a desire to alter Renault’s position in the alliance.

What has all of this meant for Ghosn? Not only has he been painted by Nissan and the Japanese legal system as a thieving villain – plundering Nissan accounts to fuel his lifestyle – but he’s also been arrested and incarcerated twice, and confined to house arrest with his passports confiscated. He’s effectively been unfairly convicted in the court of public opinion as a result of the efforts of the Japanese, who even pressured French prosecutors to launch an investigation from their side as well.

Is this what the man who effectively rescued Nissan and Renault from their lackluster mid-90’s levels of performance and elevated them to their current successful positions in the industry (with Nissan’s electric Leaf dominating EV market share even over Tesla)? It seems the Japanese aren’t very good at saying “thanks” to someone who devoted seventeen years of his life to fixing one of their oldest zaibatsu/keiretsu corporations…

Facing an obvious crucifixion in an obviously rigged Japanese legal system, Ghosn did the only thing he could do in order to hope to achieve any sort of justice and finally remove himself from being shuttled in and out of Japanese jails and house arrest – he skipped bail and fled. What’s most interesting however is that not only was he able to first get out of the island nation, but that he was able to covertly get all the way to Lebanon, a country which has been kind to him as of late and is more than willing to house a wealthy man of Arab descent (his grandfather was born in Lebanon). Extradition is currently not even a remote possibility, and Ghosn could spend no doubt the rest of his life there if he so chooses, but could also wait out the current witch hunt until a fair trial could perhaps be held in a safe and international (and impartial) location.

What’s next in store for Ghosn? Will he forever remain in Lebanon in order to avoid unfair persecution at the betraying hands of his former team at Nissan, spending the rest of his life on the lam…or will he eventually get his day in court – one that can promise due process and a fair shake? Like the rest of us, all Ghosn can do for now is… wait…

Alsyn Gazryn Zereglee
Captain Corn

Sampled by Michael Cretu in Enigma’s Eyes of the Truth…

ISIS Bride Suddenly Wants the American Dream
Captain Corn

Back in 2014 when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – AKA the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – was gaining world-wide notoriety after several successful military campaigns and several YouTube’d beheadings of foreigners, a strange phenomenon began to increase where women living in various countries fled to the middle east in order to be brides under the rule of the ISIS/ISIL caliphate.

The seal of ISIS/ISIL

Most of these brides were of middle eastern / near eastern descent and followers of Islam who apparently believed that the ISIS caliphate was going to be a permanent fixture in the region and be a place where they could live with fellow Muslims sharing their beliefs, while having families without the “oppression” of the western capitalist infidel societies that their “home” countries were members of, and were subjecting them to.

Hoda Muthana, an ISIS/ISIL bride now seeking to return to America…

One such young woman – Hoda Muthana – left from Alabama in the United States at age twenty and traveled to ISIS-held territory where she then married an ISIS fighter and was his wife until his death in 2015, at which point she married another fighter and had his child. Seems like a stand-up girl. Overall, Muthana had three jihadist husbands during her five-year holy war stint, and when the end was finally near (ISIS territory being compressed down to only a few square miles) she eventually surrendered to U.S. troops in January of 2019.

Back in 2015 however, she appeared to be satisfied indeed with life in the new caliphate as she was quite active on her Twitter account suggesting to others to join her holy war cause and also kill citizens in the U.S. before they left… This is not to even mention what sort of support she must have provided militant extremists while she was living with them and they were you know…killing innocent civilians and allied troops in their never-ending thirst for the endless expansion of their caliphate through the murder of others and the theft of the corresponding resources. This was actually how ISIS became such a threat in the first place. In the spirit of Islam they grew like a cancer in the region by attacking quickly and using the wealth and equipment from gained territory to further fuel more murder and raiding/plundering.

As the ISIS/ISIL caliphate grew, and as they garnered ever more attention with savage and barbaric beheadings of usually abducted foreigners, many people worldwide such as ISIS brides like Hoda showed their true colors and what they really support when only given the slightest chance to do so.

Did Hoda support the freedom and equality that she enjoyed in the United States? Apparently not, and not only did she wish to go live with her true people showing her true colors, she also simultaneously sought the death and destruction of the U.S. and its citizens as well. Why wouldn’t it just be enough to go and live in her middle eastern homeland one might ask? No one can answer that question but Hoda who also should probably tell us why in the absolute HELL she thinks she should be granted entry BACK into the U.S. after the effective “fall of ISIS”. It seems like Hoda only wants the downfall of western civilization whenever it’s convenient for her and when it’s not, she would actually like to go back and live in it – and also “have her own car” as per her latest interviews.

Isn’t it a sad sight seeing this “poor woman and child” being kept out of the United States? Except…no, since she wished death on its citizens and effectively renounced her claimed citizenship when she joined ISIS. It’s a wonder she was not shot on sight when she surrendered to US forces upon ISIS’ downfall.

The best part about all of this is the mainstream media being crass enough to fuel a discussion of this ridiculous double-Benedict-Arnold by sympathetically showing pictures of her and her Jihadi-born son as if Americans are supposed to either feel sorry for this woman (who effectively wanted us to all die), or for even a moment at all entertain the possibility of any sort of legal “right” which she claims to have for re-entry as a “citizen” of the United States – a claim which President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have rejected.

First, this woman is technically an enemy of the state, possibly guilty of war crimes herself for even being a part of ISIS – and again, not to mention whatever actual support role she served for them during her tenure, which may have included assisting with the torturing and killing of ISIS’ opponents etc – but at the very least, she most certainly is a traitor, which during a time of war is punishable by death (on the spot).

Then there is the fact that when she was born in New Jersey, her farther was a foreign diplomat from Yemen who was only still in the U.S. due to an extension to his diplomatic stay granted as a result of the civil unrest and conditions at the time in his home country. That’s right, whenever some sort of amnesty or asylum is granted to these sorts of people, it always comes back to bite the U.S. in the ass because they sooner or later use that against us.

First, her family should not have even been in the U.S. when she was born, but they were still here simply out of the kindness of America’s heart. Secondly, her father was still a diplomat at the time, and the children of diplomats born in the U.S. are not granted citizenship by birth. On no planet in no universe does Hoda have ANY claim to U.S. citizenship REGARDLESS of the fact that even if she once did, that would all be null and void due to her absconding to go support an enemy of the U.S. (and of the free world), and directly supporting insurgents engaged in active and deadly combat with U.S. and allied forces.

Lastly… the United States government can do this thing called revoking your citizenship – which it doesn’t have to do in this case since she was never a citizen – but not only does the U.S. have certain legal provisions for doing so (which Hoda has certainly met), but at the end of the day, they can do it at any time for any reason to any person because simply…who in the hell is going to stop them? The U.S. can revoke your citizenship and tie up all legal appeals to that action for the next hundred years and who is going to prevent that while you sit in the sand in Syria? Hoda is this thing called one dumb mother fucker – the same as most or all supporters of Jihad. The only difference here is that she is having the chance to show the world just how abhorrently stupid she is due to the media’s attention. It’s almost comical that the same girl who said to other would-be ISIS brides to “…go on drivebys, and spill all of their blood…” before coming to join her cause in Syria is now saying “…I want to go to school, I want to have a job and I want to have my own car…”

Apparently Hoda only wants the American dream whenever she fails to destroy it, has no ISIS ground left to stand on, and is stuck in a Syrian refugee camp… Thank God a federal judge this November has ruled that Hoda and her son are in fact NOT citizens of the U.S. and that her request for entry into this country stands as denied. Dumb bitch.

Saxon Gold
Captain Corn

A great special from National Geographic on the epic Staffordshire Hoard discovered in 2009

Alexander Selkirk
Captain Corn

An excellent documentary on the real-life inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe…

NYC Now Belongs to Illegal Immigrants
Captain Corn

The levels of sheer absurdity when it comes to the growing desire to not enforce immigration laws in this country have now reached all-out epic proportions. In New York City it is now a fineable offence – to the tune of $250,000 – to call someone an “illegal alien” (regardless of if they in fact are or not).

Also on the list of new offenses are discriminating based on someone’s English proficiency OR even threatening to call immigration authorities “based on someone’s actual or perceived alienage, [or] citizenship status, [or] national origin”. This means that the person CAN IN FACT BE an illegal alien, but it is still an offense to call them one OR tell them you are calling INS.

Absolutely amazing. So basically, not only do SO many Democrats in this country WANT illegal aliens here in the U.S. (to increase their voter base when those illegals later have citizen children), but now you can’t even call an illegal out for being one OR tell them you are calling INS without risking a $250k fine!? I suppose the work-around is to just not say anything to them and simply call INS and wait for the problem to get fixed, but the fact that American CITIZENS in this country can’t even SAY to an illegal immigrant that they are indeed an illegal immigrant is utterly ridiculous and astonishing, not to mention stupid. Dems are systematically stripping U.S. citizens of their rights and transferring those rights over to anybody in the world that wants to break the law and come to the U.S. illegally. Just what in the HELL is going on in this nation?

A couple of examples cited as violations of the new guidelines are:

  1. A hotel prohibiting its housekeepers from speaking another language because it would “offend” guests.
  2. A store owner telling two people speaking Thai to “speak English” or “go back to your country.”

The first question that comes to mind is regarding the hotel company that is now obliged to pay someone to work for them… but the company can’t require them to speak in the official language of this country while on the clock? Companies can enforce drug policies and firearms restrictions on citizens that clearly violate their rights but OH NO, they absolutely cannot require that their employees speak English. Absolutely astonishing.

The second question I would ask is how friendly do you think English speaking Americans would be treated if they were say…in Iran openly speaking English? Not only would they be told to stfu, they’d be thrown in jail just for being American, yet these latest rules suggest an American here in the U.S. couldn’t even request for an Iranian to speak English. Instead, we must let them continue to speak Farsi while plotting their next bombing and if we insist they speak English so we can know what they’re saying, WE get a $250k fine! Just what in the absolute HELL is going on in the United States of America to where one of our most prominent cities is bending over backwards to persecute American citizens while opening the door to any law breaking border jumper that can somehow make it to our country? If this isn’t an indicator of the downfall of civilization as we know it, I certainly don’t know what is.