There was a pre-9/11 world and a post-9/11 world.
And there’s a pre-COVID world and a post-COVID world.
People born after 9/11 and *into* the post-9/11 world don’t really understand this, for obvious reasons: but people who lived in the pre-9/11 world and lived through the transition are more likely to understand the differences – and the normalisation of those differences.
Likewise, anyone born into the post-COVID world may think that the post-COVID way of things is perfectly normal. They might, for example, think it’s perfectly normal to be asked for proof of vaccination in order to apply for a job or to get into a music venue or even a restaurant.
Just as post-9/11 people might think it’s perfectly normal for prisoners to be held indefinitely and without trial in places like Guantanamo Bay – because they’re suspected terrorists.
What’s normal for one generation isn’t normal at all for another: and making a transition from one paradigm of normality to another is extremely difficult to get everyone to go along with. One thing you need is a dramatic enough catalyst (i.e 9/11 and the threat of terrorism or COVID and the threat of infection); but the other thing you need is an underlying or overarching mythology that enough people subscribe to.
And… that brings us to a curious matter.
Let’s talk about the COVID Commission Planning Group.
One of the aims of the commission is to establish what the origins of the pandemic were.
Predictably, this COVID commission involves the same organisations that conducted the Event 201 event in New York just a month or so prior to the real-world COVID outbreak: including the John Hopkins Center for Health Security, as well as the Rockerfeller Foundation and Charles Koch‘s organisation Stand Together, among others.
For context, let’s briefly reiterate some key points about that Event 201 exercise.
The event, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was held in New York on October 18th 2019 (less than two months after Fort Detrick was shut down and just weeks before the Wuhan outbreak)… and its purpose was simulating the effects of a global coronavirus pandemic.
On the section that lays out the specific scenario that was being simulated, the website tells us: ‘Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms…’
I covered the Event 201 exercise at greater length back in early 2020 (see here), so we don’t need to go over all the details again here.
But it was all very prophetic, of course: essentially a scripted run-through of the COVID pandemic just prior the real thing happening (or just prior to ‘going live’, so to speak).
So, conveniently, now the commission to establish the origins of the pandemic happens to involve some of the same groups who were involved in the prophetic simulation of the same pandemic just before it happened?
I mean, talk about a limited hangout.
Wouldn’t it be more suitable to have some separate, independent investigation? Apparently not.
We should also note that the John Hopkins Center, which was the central group involved in the Event 201 event (along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) also appears to have predicted the ‘SPARS’ pandemic for 2025 – 2028. They say it’s not a ‘prediction’, but a preparedness/planning exercise: but they say the same thing about Event 201, which happened to simulate a coronavirus pandemic coming out of China – right before a coronavirus pandemic came out of China.
As if this wasn’t dubious enough, the commission is being chaired by Philip Zelikow.
And who is Philip Zelikow? Only the former Executive Director of the farcical 9/11 Commission.
He was also the source of the Bush administration’s National Security Strategy that advocated for pre-emptive war and paved the way for the illegal invasion of Iraq.
So if that’s who’s chairing the COVID Commission, then we can already dismiss whatever the ‘findings’ of said commission turn out to be.
As James Corbett explains, ‘One of Zelikow’s specialties – his self-professed specialties – is ‘public myth’, the creation and management of public myth… and in a 1998 article on public myths, Zelikow identified ‘generational myths that are formed by those pivotal events that become etched in the minds of those who have lived through them’…’
Interesting. So… kind of like 9/11.
And like the COVID pandemic.
Bit of a strange coincidence that a man whose self-professed speciality is ‘public myth’ and ‘generational myths’ just happened to find himself Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission and now chairperson of the COVID Commission.
You know, it’s… almost as if these things don’t happen by accident.
What’s clear is that there’s never going to be a trustworthy or honest investigation into the origins of the pandemic. The whole thing has been stage-managed from the start: and will continue to be stage-managed to whatever the end-game is.
Things like ‘truth’ or the ‘public interest’ are not a factor in any of this. Whereas things like ‘public myth’ clearly are.
The ‘generational myth’ idea is the most interesting part. Because, again, citing 9/11 as a prime example: a public myth was created (Osama bin Laden organised the 9/11 terror attacks) and a generational myth was established from that (the necessity of the ‘War on Terror’ – and everything that went along with that).
And what did the 9/11 myth facilitate: multiple wars, geo-political conspiracies, erosions of civil liberties, a generation of terrorist attacks and radicalisation, and so on.
And, crucially, 9/11 created a ‘new normal’: a new, urgent set of circumstances – based on a lie – that put people into a kind of hypnotic trance in which they mostly couldn’t see (or didn’t care) what was going on and what the implications were.
People were simply told over and over again that there was this thing – this threat – to be terrified of: and that we had to give up our normal liberties, acquiesce to a growing police and surveillance state, and allow all kinds of emergency powers and legislation to be put in place.
Everything, from the flouting of international law and the launching of illegal invasions to the indefinite detention of people without trial or charge, was allowed to happen… because the required critical mass of people bought into both the ‘pubic myth’ and the ‘generational myth’ that insisted all of these things were either justified or normal.
And now, where once the great threat was terrorism and the demonised minority were ‘suspected terrorists’ (or, in many cases, even just Muslims in general), the new threat is COVID and the demonised minority is increasingly going to be the non-vaccinated and non-compliant.
What the consequences are going to be in the long run for the unvaccinated remains to be seen. At the very least, there’s exclusion from various aspects of life: as well as marginalisation and, inevitably, prejudice.
But the point is that we were bombarded with the ‘public myth’ for months and months last year – and now we’re moving into the ‘generational myth’ stage, where the desired paradigm or perception has to be both cemented and also carried forward.
Enterprises like the ‘COVID Commission’ are no doubt a key part of this transition from the initial year of pandemic-related shock and awe and into the longer term paradigm of whatever the post-COVID world is supposed to look like.
But given what 9/11 was – and everything that came from it – it’s probably no coincidence that the 9/11 Commission and this new COVID Commission are linked.