Thursday, September 2, 2021

'Zorba the Greek' - who died, yet lived! The Mandela Effect, Afghanistan & the death of Mikis Theodorakis

 

RIP Mikis - 29 July 1925 – 2 September 2021
Firstly, none of this makes sense, maybe not even to synchro-mystics, unless you know what the 'Mandela Effect' is, something I've written about in the past. 

http://thesignificanceofr.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-mandela-effect-theres-guy-works.html

http://thesignificanceofr.blogspot.com/2018/01/phil-collins-rides-mandela-wave.html

I'll give a brief universally agreed upon and accepted explanation here: 

"Dubbed The Mandela effect, it is a phenomenon in which a person or a group of people have false or distorted memories. Some believe that the effect is proof of alternate realities, while others blame it on the fallibility of human memory.

In 2010, this shared false memory phenomenon was dubbed "the Mandela effect" by self-described "paranormal consultant" Fiona Broome, in reference to her false memory of the death of South African anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in prison in the 1980s (he actually died age 95 in 2013, after having served as President of South Africa following his release from prison).

Today we hear of the sad passing of Mikis Theodorakis (96) ...

"Greek songwriter, composer, author and politician born in Chios on July 29, 1925, and died in Athens on September 2, 2021. He wrote over 1,000 songs including the music for the Michael Cacoyiannis film 'Zorba the Greek' (1964). The instrumental 'Zorba's Dance' (also known as 'Zorba the Greek') became renowned around the world. He also scored the films 'Z' (1969, BAFTA Film Award in 1970) and 'Serpico' (1973). He composed the "Mauthausen Trilogy" also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen", which has been described as the "most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust".

'Z' (1969)

Being from Greek heritage, I can tell you that 'Theodorakis' and his music, not to mention his political involvements, have always been a topic of conversation, commemoration, or contention in our house, depending on the season, or which film or TV program happened to be on. So much so that, after today's sad news, family have been struck dumbfounded, trying to make sense of his death. Attempting to process through a sort of collective brain fog that this has caused.  Everyone swearing blind that poor Mikis died back in 2010! THIS is the Mandela Effect in all its glory. 

Searching the web for some kind of validation that Theodorakis died years ago, and this is all a bit of a psychological attack by some weird entertainment/anti-Christ force of darkness. I soon discover that he has been alive all these years. According to the 'Greek City Times', he survived a heart attack back in August 2018. Could that have been the year when I thought he died? I'm sure he passed earlier than that. Later I discover a news report from June, 2017... 

"Rare moments with one of the few Great Greeks still alive. An exceptional concert. One thousand voices for Mikis Theodorakis. Choirs from thirty cities and thousands of people gathered in  Panathenaic Stadium in Athens to pay tribute to the great composer." Reported the entertainment website, 'Keep Talking Greece' . So he WAS still alive?

In March 2017 I discover that the Rialto Theatre in Cyprus held a concert about 'Theodorakis and his music' ... he wasn't there... Okay, now wait a minute... He wasn't there? Ah ha... then I located a tribute concert held in June, 2016... again, he wasn't there! Hold your horses... then comes a report from May, 2015 which unfortunately sealed the deal...

"Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (13.05.15) citing information writes that the famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis wants to come to Cyprus and hold a meeting with the new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci."

It is so odd that we are thinking he died years ago. Perhaps all those 'tribute concerts' have stamped into our collective unconscious the idea that he was dead.. because you're always doing tributes to old dead composers, right? 

Sorry Mikis!

Now there is another strange side-angle to this whole 'Mandela Effect', more synchronicity than broken memories. A weird connection between Greek music and Afghanistan, I kid you not!

It's the anniversary of 9/11 this coming week, and like others I recall where I was and what took place around me at that time. Vividly I remember (while still living in the Middle East at the time) that the aftermath was surreal... as TV news showed the Afghans celebrating in the streets of Kabul with the supposed 'Fall of the Taliban' by playing their favourite music - It was blaring out from pick-up truck radios. The images of those poor people singing in Greek to another famous Greek musician's songs, Stylianos Kazantzidis. Soon after, 'Stelios' as he was known, died suddenly... on September 14th 2001. 

"Born in Nea Ionia, Athens on 29th August, 1931, Stelios's parents originated from Pontos, Asia Minor. He is considered to be one of the most popular and influential Greek 'laiko' singers, and well known for capturing poor people's feelings in the difficult post-war period in Greece. 

His father was killed for supporting the resistance (during the civil war). Στελιος was 14 at the time, and spent many years being chased/harassed for his leftist beliefs.

After finding fame, he became disillusioned and began to live a humble life away from the TV and the press. He was a plain man, and decided to stop performing live because he said people couldn’t afford the high prices that the night clubs were asking since the 60s. Such was the respect for him as an artist in Greece, the state approved the broadcast of his funeral live on Greek national television."

Like Theodorakis, Stelios was a national hero, a political, if not veteran war hero. Much beloved by the diaspora of Greeks around the world today, but not really a cross-over musical artist. He is often quoted and played as a 'soundtrack' to troubled times of Hellenes everywhere.

On the other hand, along with composing a myriad of acclaimed Hollywood movie soundtracks, Mikis Theodorakis is/was a much higher-profile political activist on the World stage. Even running for office at one time. There's a lot about the man, some of which can be found here: https://www.greeknewsagenda.gr/topics/culture-society/7033-theodorakis ... from his torture by the Nazis, to his organizing a solidarity movement in the late 60s/early70s, fronted by personalities such as Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Miller, his own arrest, and the Greek Junta (coup d'etat) and uprisings against the fascist dictatorship.

To cut to the chase... there is a synchronicity to current events, where Greek musical heroes, men who wrote music or sang songs beloved by Greeks and Afghans, about war and struggles, seem to have framed the post-9/11 Afghanistan war/crisis and ending of the conflict most precisely

2001 - 9/14 - Stelios Kazantzidis dies

2001 - 9/18 - US begin attack on Afghanistan

2021 - 8/30 - US leave Afghanistan

2021 - 9/02 - Mikis Theodorakis dies

It's an odd statistic, it's symmetric, and it's synchromystic, and just adds further strangeness to this new occurrence of the Mandela Effect. That's not all...

World War Z (2013)

'Z' is the title of the Mikis Theodorakis soundtrack album to the 1969 political thriller film 'Z', about the events surrounding the assassination of the democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963, and the Greek Junta.

The movie poster above, of World War Z (a Zombie apocalypse horror) starring Brad Pitt, has been compared to the current Afghanistan withdrawal crisis by the media... now that's really strange!


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Regarding Harry...

 

"Hello, you're looking for Harrison Ford? Sorry, no, you have the wrong number!"

"Hello, Harrison Ford? No, he's not here. Please stop calling!"

"Yes, you want to speak to Harrison Ford? For the last time NO, I'M NOT HARRISON FORD, HARRISON FORD IS NOT HERE, don't call again! Goodbye!"

"Hello... At the third stroke it will be four hours, two minutes and thirty three seconds precisely...."



Yep, I did meet him, and I did take this picture of my mum with him! Although we said no to all media enquiries, it’s still showing up everywhere, including the Mail Online and the Star Wars Fan News websites… forever linking them in the universe…. “Awesome!” as some have said recently to me! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vaccine Veracity ... or the Oxford AstraZeneca Eugenics & Money Making Machine

 

She's no Marie Curie... Prof. Sarah Gilbert one of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine creators.

He's no Louis Pasteur ... Prof. Adrian Hill who enthused about almost having the vaccine ready in July 2020

CEO of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot... stands to make rather a lot of money but of course, it's at cost! 

The Constant Gardener (2005) staring Rachel Weisz based on John Le Carre novel of the same name based on true events surrounding the covert testing of vaccines in Africa (that's a VERY basic synopsis - great movie worth watching right now!)
Francis Galton of Eugenics fame of which 'The Galton Institute' has renamed it's self.

Here is a link to a must-read article explaining a lot about why they want you to accept the Covid-19 Vaccines 'at any cost'!

https://unlimitedhangout.com/2020/12/investigative-series/developers-of-oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine-tied-to-uk-eugenics-movement/

Friday, August 21, 2020

A Killing Season – How Belief in Covid-19 Destroyed the World

 


01/05/2020 - Denmark passed an emergency law that allows for the government to force people to take a vaccine for coronavirus.

The emergency law gives authorities sweeping powers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in force until March 2021.

Citizens who refuse to be tested for the coronavirus will face fines and potential prison time, and will be prevented from entering shops, grocery stores, public institutions and hospitals while also being restricted from using public transport.

“As well as enforcing quarantine measures, the law also allows the authorities to force people to be vaccinated, even though there is currently no vaccination for the virus,” reports the Local.

Copenhagen University law professor Jens Elo Rytter said the new measures were “certainly the most extreme since the Second World War.”

The initial draft of the law was even more draconian and would have allowed police to enter private homes without a warrant if there was a suspicion of a coronavirus infection.

However, this measure was dropped after opposition from other parties in the Parliament.


To Everything There Is a Season

To everything there is a season,

and a time for every purpose under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to break down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to count as lost,

a time to keep and a time to discard,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.   Ecclesiastes 3

I enjoy reading my horoscope, it gives me hope and a mild feeling of optimism that somehow, the lack of control of destiny experienced daily, is just part of the plan. I don’t believe it’s an accurate foretelling of my future but it’s interesting to use in hindsight.

This year’s reads like a dream…

“You need to be ready for changes. Observing the tiny details of life will help you overcome all problems in 2020!”

For everything there is a season, and it seems we are living through that season of Pandemonium. Was this predicted do you think? It may have been, eons ago. Today it seems inevitable. We didn’t see it coming, but it was on its way and nothing was going to stop it.

IS our future written, can we change our destiny? Age-old questions that occupy some minds. We can be the catalyst of our fate, I guess. But do we really have control of anything or is it just the ‘illusion’ of control… as things keep moving to their pre-ordained destination.

Did we ever stop to think that our way of life might change at the blink of an eye?

Call it a PlanDemic or the new ‘Abnormal’ if you prefer. We now find ourselves slaves to a real ‘Beast System’. What happened to the world? Why is this happening now? All rational explanations have long gone out the window.

Do we have some shadow government or elite controllers to blame for population reduction? Are their evil schemes coming to fruition in front of our eyes? IS there really a ‘Covid-19’ virus killing people around the globe? Where are the bodies buried/cremated (there are barely any funerals in my local area)? Where are the people who know people who’ve died of it… the ones that aren’t nurses or in a retirement/care home for the elderly?

Does testing make a difference? Does isolating make a difference? Does wearing a mask matter? Will alcohol gel kill 99.9% of germs, or should we volunteer for a fast-track Bill Gates approved vaccine trial with 20-page disclaimer forms to sign?

Does hugging our Grandfather mean we might kill him? Should children play in plastic bubbles in the school yard ‘just in case’? Is going to the supermarket with a slight cough or temperature actually as dangerous as the government says?

I have to work from home as my employer demands or else lose my position. They’re still trying to find me a laptop so (in order not to break the law) they allow me to work from the office. Dare I question this?

I can shop at the few shops left on my high street, but I am not allowed to try anything on. I can buy it, bring it into my possibly infected home and then return it to the shop for quarantine. The same goes for shopping on-line. The jacket I like will need to be put in isolation if I return it. Should I bother to shop at all, especially as some people in town are actively not wearing masks in defiance of the law? Although it’s okay if you’re at a demonstration, especially in central London. I’m not sure if it depends on what you’re demonstrating though. I’m wondering about this! Questions, questions, and more questions.

Now let’s look at the silver lining to all this, many people I speak with on the subject are happy to go along with the status-quo. Some of their reasoning…

1)    The good thing about shopping online is that Covid-19, or just plain Coronavirus, as it’s now being called exclusively by the media, doesn’t stick to packages. What a relief.

2)    Oh, and it’s okay to go to the local swimming baths, because you can swim without a mask. You can use the same pool as other members of the public because everyone is using gel etc before they get in the water.

3)    You can get your face and eyebrows done at the beauticians because they’re wearing those face-shields, same goes for the dentist now.

4)    It is also okay to order take out food, and now sit in restaurants, as long as you give your name, address, and contact number. You cannot see the state of the kitchens, nor see if staff are adhering to the ‘rules’ so you have to eat-out in faith. It’s a gamble but the government is giving discounts to consumers. That’s nice of them because the hospitality sector needs customers.

5)    Masks are a good idea because it stops you from getting a virus or if you have the virus but have no symptoms at all and feel 100% well, you won’t give it to someone else without knowing it. They say this is called ‘shedding’. SO, you might be shedding for weeks and not know it. You might even have anti-bodies because you had the virus without knowing it, it cleared up, and you are now immune. This is good because the local doctor’s surgery has now closed down. But it’s okay they say as you can register online and speak to an ‘advisor’ who is ‘clinically’ trained to assist you. We will definitely have the Covid Jab and the Flu Jab this year, because it’s the only way to stop coronavirus.

6)    Unfortunately we had to cancel our summer holidays this year as most countries of the world have quarantine rules when you get there, so that’s 2 weeks lost, and coming back again means you would have to quarantine on arrival home. So that’s a double-quarantine period and our employer frowns on that, which is a shame. We hope to go next year, but we can still visit Scotland or Ireland for a weekend.

7)    If you do lose your employment you are entitled to claim benefits from the government so you need to keep proof of everything, and it might take a while to receive any funds. But at least they are helping the population, especially as there were loads of companies that collapsed, laid off all their staff, or went bankrupt and everyone was made redundant. There are a lot of people in need, so we have to be patient.  

8)    We’re looking forward to going to the cinema again once it opens. The first blockbuster is the movie ‘Tenent’ by director Christopher Nolan. It’s about time-travel and a rogue government agent that tries to stop the end of the world. Can’t wait to see it.

 For pity’s sake…. Wake up people WAKE UP!!

 I will continue to add more ridiculous arguments for the New World Order’s destruction of humanity to this post as I find them. It will probably be the longest blog post I’ll write, and the last.

 Latest crazy Covid-19 News:

Your dog may suffer depression due to your return to the office as he's gotten use to you being at home again!

All that mosquito bug spray that you bought for your holiday abroad won't go to waste. SKY News Breaking says that Porton Down Scientists (the top Biolab that brought you Novichok antidote) say that they have isolated a common chemical found in your bug-spray which 'blocks' Coronaviruses - but not specifically Covid-19 yet!

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Black, White, Other... Racism for the Masses

Killer Mike - a DJ from Atlanta talking about the murder of George Floyd
Do I need some TV news channel “Explaining the Minneapolis Riots” to me?
No Justice, No Peace, I Can’t Breathe, Taking the Knee
You say unless I’m an immigrant in America this means nothing to me?
I’ve seen the brutality against minorities which are really majorities with no power,
It’s about Hate and Ego,
It’s the ‘I’m better than you, so GO!’
It’s about prejudice and ignorance,
“I don’t understand why you’re so different!”
It’s about ‘them and us’, so, “YOU sit at the back of the bus!”
It’s about commerce and getting rich – That’s the proto-Aristocracy’s Bitch.
Someone’s always got to be on top, that’s why Communism was blocked.
Jim Crow was a liar, but we don’t talk about that.
No one is Equal, but everyone’s Racist, we’re all the same, living from our basest.
Discrimination is a dirty word, the media sells you a lie that you’re not part of the herd, while your government keeps you ignorant.
Won’t stick out your arm and take your medicine? Then put on your facemask because they’re using kerosene. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the straw that broke the camel’s back, fear keeps the masses on attack, there’s no turning back to how things use to be.
My forefathers lived with the mantra ‘Never Forget’, like this somehow meant change was gonna come, you wanna bet? The Turks still cut their throats and the British hanged them. Now the Chinese Government shoots, and Saudi Arabia backs them.
Black Lives Matter, of course they do, all Life Matters, but for who? Without education, health, justice, peace, worker rights, the freedom to dream, and the freedom to choose, what have you got left to lose… except Killing your Masters before they kill you!
MK©2020
First performance poem in a long while - apologies for any offence but this is the mood right now!

Friday, April 17, 2020

The Significance of R 0


Dr Strangelove (1964)
The ‘R’ is down! said UK Prime Minster Boris Johnson yesterday. He was talking about the nCOVID-19 transmission numbers, so we’re not out of lockdown yet.

‘R’ is significant you see.

Now that ‘R’ has come into its own, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the causes that led to its significance, in these days of unnerving, unpredictable, weirdness. I started thinking about what ‘R’ really is again.

Over the years, I’ve been asked several times what ‘The Significance of R’ means, or rather how I came about the name. Not sure if I’ve answered that effectively.

I chose ‘R U Significant’ for my Twitter handle without really thinking too deeply about it. I was trying to twist The Significance of R into something ‘understandable’. I could have used U R Significant, but I’ve never been one for the melodramatic although some may disagree.

Way, way back in the hazy days of a noughties Cypriot winter, I use to listen to a myriad of podcasts from International Sync Bloggers and documentary makers, to American ‘progressive’ writers and thinkers. That was when the ‘trooth’ movement and all the crap with Alex Jones really started to take off.

Call it subliminal or whatever you like, the letter ‘R’ kept appearing all over the place, and came up in discussions about mysticism, and the significance of ‘things’, often including the letter ‘R’. So much so that one day I was walking to work and tripped on something in the doorway. Looking down, wondering what it was, I picked up a plastic transparent letter ‘R’ that had fallen off a noticeboard and into the street! A strange realisation set in, sort of how the number ‘23’ seems to trigger people.

You will know by now, if you’ve read some of my blog posts, that I’ve covered an eclectic mix of the strange and weird over the years. These include my own personal experiences of the ‘unknown’, I’ve divulged on news headlines that touched me, ranging from things like film festivals, abortions, and even international terrorism. I’ve also been approached several times to be told about events that would bring the end of the world, and whether I’d like to cover them on my blog, or whether I’d like to syndicate my posts to ‘far-right’ sites similar to Breitbart!

It appears I am a soft touch after all, although I am not about to do any of the above, unless of course, there is significant monetary incentive for me to do so… I digress…

Never thought of myself as far right, more like ‘far-out-there’. I don’t follow a ‘side’ or see myself as a ‘warrior for a cause’. I’m just looking for some sanity in (what now appears to be very much) the insane world we’re living in. As ‘Judge Judy’ says (who I am forced to watch whenever I spend time with my elderly mother) “If something doesn’t make sense, it isn’t true!” That’s what the Significance of ‘R’ is, it’s the element of truth that eludes us, only popping up out of the ether on occasion to surprise us with its presence.  

Just because you cover a subject, talk about it, ask questions about it, offer opinions about it, doesn’t automatically mean you subscribe to its ethos. I like watching documentaries about ‘Big-Foot’ for example. However, I’m not about to go out hunting for one. Naturally, if someone comes out and says they saw one wearing a t-shirt with a huge letter ‘R’ on the front, well…

“R is everything”, said a Channel 4 news journo yesterday, after Boris’ mentioned the figures. I have to agree with this statement. Keep questioning and looking for the ‘R’… you may learn something you never imagined. 

It’s a mathematical term... R0 indicates how contagious an infectious disease is. It’s also referred to as the reproduction number. As an infection spreads to new people, it reproduces itself. R 0 tells you the average number of people who will catch a disease from one contagious person.


For more information on what R0 is and how it's calculated, here's a good article, a bit out of date now but worth the read https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/01/how-fast-and-far-will-new-coronavirus-spread/605632/ 


Ra Ancient Egyptian Sun God depicted with the Eye of Ra Sun Disc

The Eye of Ra or Eye of Re is a being in ancient Egyptian mythology that functions as a feminine counterpart to the sun god Ra and a violent force that subdues his enemies. The eye is an extension of Ra's power, equated with the disk of the sun, but it also behaves as an independent goddess. This goddess can be equated with several particular deities, including Hathor, Sekhmet, Bastet, Raet-Tawy, and Mut. The eye goddess acts as mother, sibling, consort, and daughter of the sun god. She is his partner in the creative cycle in which he begets the renewed form of himself that is born at dawn. The eye's violent aspect defends Ra against the agents of disorder that threaten his rule. This dangerous aspect of the eye goddess is often represented by a lioness or by the uraeus, or cobra, a symbol of protection and royal authority. 

The Eye of Ra is similar to the Eye of Horus, which belongs to a different god, Horus, but represents many of the same concepts. The disastrous effects when the eye goddess rampages out of control and the efforts of the gods to return her to a benign state are a prominent motif in Egyptian mythology.

The Eye of Ra was involved in many areas of ancient Egyptian religion, including in the cults of the many goddesses who are equated with it. Its life-giving power was celebrated in temple rituals, and its dangerous aspect was invoked in the protection of the pharaoh, of sacred places, and of ordinary people and their homes.



Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus - THE FUTURE New World Order IS NOW!

China Virus (I apologise in advance)
Well here it is folks, the much posited and reviled New World Order courtesy of a bio-hazard ‘contagion’ straight out of a Hollywood script writer's MAC. Coronavirus aka Novel COVID-19. That’s a new strain of a virus in a ‘family of viruses’ which cause things like a cold. They’ve been around a while, but we now have a new one (Novel) ‘Corona Virus Disease’, found in 20(19).

Like some, I do enjoy a good bio-hazard movie, Dustin Hoffman in ‘Outbreak’ (1995) was particularly good, as was Bruce Boxleitner in Contagion (2002 version), and 28 Days Later (also 2002 and far superior) with Cillian Murphy. There’s also ‘The Cassandra Crossing’ (1976). Universally panned by the critics, with its host of Hollywood greats, this particular movie had a bio-hazard background but was also a runaway train disaster movie that bombed at the box office. Ironically it made good money in Japan, can you see why?
The Cassandra Crossing (1976) A Sync messenger of doom? (See Twilight Language)
Back to the real strange and scary world for a moment…Yes, fear has gripped the world as nearly all of us realise the unthinkable suddenly is anything but. Falling through that instance in time. When was it exactly? About two weeks ago? Into some parallel universe, where all those sci-fi movies suddenly became non-fiction. We find ourselves collectively stuck in a moment where we thought we knew everything but know nothing at all. Prediction is pointless as the nightmare is suddenly lucid in the daytime. The terror is tangible, the panic, tactile. It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Not to sound alarmist, Okay! Too late, I guess. Next week my government is sending out ‘letters’ to the vulnerable health system registered people of England to confirm if they should self-isolate. Failure to comply to your ‘notice’ means the powers-that-be now have the power to ‘arrest and detain’ in a venue of their choosing. Sound familiar?
Empty streets in your area now
Falling into this alternate reality, where all those disaster movies came true, means that civil unrest could also be part of the package. There were some instances of criminals targeting supermarkets yesterday evening, but only a few so far in London. Reading the latest news alerts and seeing that in the US there’s a ‘run on Guns’, and reports from many sources, of the military moving vehicles (and troops) in convoy via the M4 motorway near Bristol at night, makes you wonder.
Empty supermarket shelves coming to a town near you
Greta and her climate change screaming did nothing to save the planet, (She was here about two weeks ago also, shouting about something again) but some of the key messages we’re now having to following, like no flying, no travelling, etc. Staying at home to reduce our carbon footprint? It didn’t quite work out the way she hoped, did it? 
Faux paid for Climate Activist Greta Thunberg having a whale of a time in Bristol Feb. 2020
Financial Collapse – well, this beats all the models with forecasts of a 30s style recession heading our way this summer, companies collapse in droves and Boris and Trump keep throwing money at it like a coked-up Chinese Tech. CEO in a Moscow strip-club.

Remember Novichok? Now that was a great test of our resilience, especially here in the west country… Porton Down (the oldest chemical warfare installation in the world) apparently helping with the Coronavirus cure effort. Nice of them.
Testing, testing, testing, are YOU ready to take the test?
Do you like your ELE (Extinction Level Event) disaster stories to come in three’s? Well, Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 is on course to make a close approach to Earth on April 29th. Classed as a ‘potentially hazardous’ rock (just a name really) it’s not expected to have much impact on the planet, but the doom-seekers will say otherwise, naturally.

What’s number three? Oh, it’s earthquakes of course. Magna, west of Salt Lake City, Utah, has been experiencing unprecedented levels of aftershocks (a big swarm) following the 5.7 magnitude earthquake Wednesday. The last thing anyone wants to hear is that San Francisco, California, is shaking, or these swarms are increasing, especially anywhere near the Yellowstone Caldera for example, because if that suffers a catastrophic collapse, COVID-19 will mean nothing at all, it’s Sayonara everybody!
Peek-a-boo, this is not a joke. No, seriously, it isn't. It's a conspiracy of some proportion, but not a joke!
When I worked in the Middle East, a while ago now, you use to be able to buy surgical face-masks (made in China) at your local supermarket for two euros. It always seemed strange and ridiculous to me then, but I bought them for my asthma, so I could clean-up dust around the house. I lived through water and power-cuts and threats of war, but this time around it’s different. Seeing panic buying on the scale it is today in a Western country, truly unthinkable. Now all public places are closed to the public, even European borders closed, this was never imagined in my lifetime. 

Choosing to stay indoors and forfeit wages, my employer won’t pay, this is all unknown territory. Everyone is living in a state of limbo and only a thought away from being completely terrified about the future. What does it look like? I don’t earn enough to buy an electric car, never mind a robot assistant, now I doubt I ever will. Having a roof over your head and money to buy food was, for the most part, a life-stresser but manageable. At least we still have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Sky Movies to keep our minds on other things, and our freedom to use ‘Social’ media to communicate with each other… right? 

Oh, I just heard they have cancelled the Eurovision Song Contest this year… things are that bad, I guess.

Indian Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984) - Harrison fights 'Wu Han'

See: 

Tonkiri and Run Don't Walk on Twitter for some fabulous Coronavirus Syncs to really get you thinking



Tonkiri
@Syncwinnipeg


Run, Don’t Walk
@Seallion