Society
Stephen Karganovic
April 11, 2020
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As the contemporary Corona virus hysteria narrative continues to collapse (here and here) another dubious narrative, launched a quarter of a century ago – Srebrenica genocide – comes to mind. The common thread of both narratives is that they have just enough genuine elements to provide a seemingly plausible foundation for a vastly exaggerated tale. The Covid-19 virus can endanger health, and even be lethal, to certain classes of the population, but how much more than that is it? In Srebrenica in July of 1995, about a thousand Muslim prisoners were executed by a rogue outfit of the Serb army. That being said, neither situation was selected by humanists for special promotion, they both serve cynical political agendas conceived for fundamentally anti-human purposes.

The virus epidemic is a tool for achieving a new level of regimentation for mankind and for elitist restructuring of the neo-liberal financial and economic system, while its victims cower helplessly under curfew, in fear of contagion. The ambitious Srebrenica operation was conceived, under cover of sanctimonious cant, also as a tool to achieve several strategically important objectives. The main one, as it turned out, was to furnish a rationale for the cynically misnamed Right to Protect doctrine, enabling Western imperialist powers to arrogate to themselves the sole right of intervening to “rescue” endangered nations. In the process, several million innocent Muslim lives, many times the number of alleged Srebrenica victims, were pitilessly sacrificed for the plunder of their countries´ coveted natural resources and geopolitical advantage.

Neither narrative would have succeeded without the unconditional support of the corrupt globalist media, drowning out critical voices which recommended a careful study of the facts and a cautious approach to drawing momentous conclusions without solid evidence. Through alternative news sources, we are now learning extremely interesting things about the dreaded Covid-19. It seems that this type of virus is quite common, at least in its laboratory-unmodified form, that it is not necessarily lethal unless certain very stringent conditions are met, and that it is not even as easily communicable as the induced hysteria has claimed. Over a much longer period of time, since Srebrenica in 1995, we have learned that there is no forensic evidence to support nearly 8,000 executions and that a considerable quantity of remains of men killed in combat was callously misrepresented as belonging to execution victims. All the exhumed bodies around Srebrenica were automatically adjudged to belong to execution victims who were subjected to genocide. Similarly, anybody dying today with even a trace of Corona virus in their system is automatically listed as a victim of the pandemic, so publicly cited statistics could be made to look more intimidating.

Oddly, or perhaps not, when speaking of statistics, in both cases they utterly fail to buttress the official story. A careful comparison of mortality data for the United Kingdom over the last several years and this year, since the officially proclaimed pandemic began, shows no significant increase in recorded deaths. Would the situation be found to be different in other countries if their data were studied as meticulously? Similarly, after the “genocide,” in Srebrenica the Muslim population continued to be in the majority and for many years controlled the local administration. A Serb mayor finally was elected quite recently, supported by many disgruntled Muslim voters mainly because his predecessor was seen as incompetent and corrupt.

Another notable parallel is that making waves about either narrative, Covid-19 or Srebrenica, is not a good idea and can result in social and professional ostracism. Both narratives serve as the norm of political correctness in their respective spheres. Denial, or even insistence on a nuanced alternative explanation, is without examination equally scorned as a “conspiracy theory.” Wikipedia features a meticulous listing of “Srebrenica genocide deniers” so that they may be exposed to deserved public calumny for their heretical views. A similar hit list of “coronavirus deniers” has also emerged recently. Strategies for getting “coronavirus sceptics” into the right-thinking fold are being actively developed. When persuasion is no longer enough, what will come next?

The officially sacralized narratives, both Srebrenica and now Coronavirus, have tested human credulity to the limit. May we ever be allowed to question protected tales, even when under the onslaught of facts they make less and less sense? As Peter Hitchens has cogently argued, the demise of critical thinking (as well as common sense) in the fabled West has taken an alarming turn:

“We demonstrated, in fact, that we don’t really have a civil society any longer. What shocked me having spent such a long time in the Soviet Union is that under the Soviet Union’s rule most people regarded it with a certain amount of contempt, made jokes about it, realized they were being mocked and fooled. In this case the population accept what they’re being told without any question. It’s extraordinary. The old USSR would have loved to have a population like the current western world which actually genuinely believe the propaganda and does what it’s told.”

Only Oswald Spengler may have put it better, in the very title of his masterwork, Der Untergang des Abendlandes.

A Curious Analogy – Coronavirus Misrepresentations Follow Srebrenica Script

As the contemporary Corona virus hysteria narrative continues to collapse (here and here) another dubious narrative, launched a quarter of a century ago – Srebrenica genocide – comes to mind. The common thread of both narratives is that they have just enough genuine elements to provide a seemingly plausible foundation for a vastly exaggerated tale. The Covid-19 virus can endanger health, and even be lethal, to certain classes of the population, but how much more than that is it? In Srebrenica in July of 1995, about a thousand Muslim prisoners were executed by a rogue outfit of the Serb army. That being said, neither situation was selected by humanists for special promotion, they both serve cynical political agendas conceived for fundamentally anti-human purposes.

The virus epidemic is a tool for achieving a new level of regimentation for mankind and for elitist restructuring of the neo-liberal financial and economic system, while its victims cower helplessly under curfew, in fear of contagion. The ambitious Srebrenica operation was conceived, under cover of sanctimonious cant, also as a tool to achieve several strategically important objectives. The main one, as it turned out, was to furnish a rationale for the cynically misnamed Right to Protect doctrine, enabling Western imperialist powers to arrogate to themselves the sole right of intervening to “rescue” endangered nations. In the process, several million innocent Muslim lives, many times the number of alleged Srebrenica victims, were pitilessly sacrificed for the plunder of their countries´ coveted natural resources and geopolitical advantage.

Neither narrative would have succeeded without the unconditional support of the corrupt globalist media, drowning out critical voices which recommended a careful study of the facts and a cautious approach to drawing momentous conclusions without solid evidence. Through alternative news sources, we are now learning extremely interesting things about the dreaded Covid-19. It seems that this type of virus is quite common, at least in its laboratory-unmodified form, that it is not necessarily lethal unless certain very stringent conditions are met, and that it is not even as easily communicable as the induced hysteria has claimed. Over a much longer period of time, since Srebrenica in 1995, we have learned that there is no forensic evidence to support nearly 8,000 executions and that a considerable quantity of remains of men killed in combat was callously misrepresented as belonging to execution victims. All the exhumed bodies around Srebrenica were automatically adjudged to belong to execution victims who were subjected to genocide. Similarly, anybody dying today with even a trace of Corona virus in their system is automatically listed as a victim of the pandemic, so publicly cited statistics could be made to look more intimidating.

Oddly, or perhaps not, when speaking of statistics, in both cases they utterly fail to buttress the official story. A careful comparison of mortality data for the United Kingdom over the last several years and this year, since the officially proclaimed pandemic began, shows no significant increase in recorded deaths. Would the situation be found to be different in other countries if their data were studied as meticulously? Similarly, after the “genocide,” in Srebrenica the Muslim population continued to be in the majority and for many years controlled the local administration. A Serb mayor finally was elected quite recently, supported by many disgruntled Muslim voters mainly because his predecessor was seen as incompetent and corrupt.

Another notable parallel is that making waves about either narrative, Covid-19 or Srebrenica, is not a good idea and can result in social and professional ostracism. Both narratives serve as the norm of political correctness in their respective spheres. Denial, or even insistence on a nuanced alternative explanation, is without examination equally scorned as a “conspiracy theory.” Wikipedia features a meticulous listing of “Srebrenica genocide deniers” so that they may be exposed to deserved public calumny for their heretical views. A similar hit list of “coronavirus deniers” has also emerged recently. Strategies for getting “coronavirus sceptics” into the right-thinking fold are being actively developed. When persuasion is no longer enough, what will come next?

The officially sacralized narratives, both Srebrenica and now Coronavirus, have tested human credulity to the limit. May we ever be allowed to question protected tales, even when under the onslaught of facts they make less and less sense? As Peter Hitchens has cogently argued, the demise of critical thinking (as well as common sense) in the fabled West has taken an alarming turn:

“We demonstrated, in fact, that we don’t really have a civil society any longer. What shocked me having spent such a long time in the Soviet Union is that under the Soviet Union’s rule most people regarded it with a certain amount of contempt, made jokes about it, realized they were being mocked and fooled. In this case the population accept what they’re being told without any question. It’s extraordinary. The old USSR would have loved to have a population like the current western world which actually genuinely believe the propaganda and does what it’s told.”

Only Oswald Spengler may have put it better, in the very title of his masterwork, Der Untergang des Abendlandes.

As the contemporary Corona virus hysteria narrative continues to collapse (here and here) another dubious narrative, launched a quarter of a century ago – Srebrenica genocide – comes to mind. The common thread of both narratives is that they have just enough genuine elements to provide a seemingly plausible foundation for a vastly exaggerated tale. The Covid-19 virus can endanger health, and even be lethal, to certain classes of the population, but how much more than that is it? In Srebrenica in July of 1995, about a thousand Muslim prisoners were executed by a rogue outfit of the Serb army. That being said, neither situation was selected by humanists for special promotion, they both serve cynical political agendas conceived for fundamentally anti-human purposes.

The virus epidemic is a tool for achieving a new level of regimentation for mankind and for elitist restructuring of the neo-liberal financial and economic system, while its victims cower helplessly under curfew, in fear of contagion. The ambitious Srebrenica operation was conceived, under cover of sanctimonious cant, also as a tool to achieve several strategically important objectives. The main one, as it turned out, was to furnish a rationale for the cynically misnamed Right to Protect doctrine, enabling Western imperialist powers to arrogate to themselves the sole right of intervening to “rescue” endangered nations. In the process, several million innocent Muslim lives, many times the number of alleged Srebrenica victims, were pitilessly sacrificed for the plunder of their countries´ coveted natural resources and geopolitical advantage.

Neither narrative would have succeeded without the unconditional support of the corrupt globalist media, drowning out critical voices which recommended a careful study of the facts and a cautious approach to drawing momentous conclusions without solid evidence. Through alternative news sources, we are now learning extremely interesting things about the dreaded Covid-19. It seems that this type of virus is quite common, at least in its laboratory-unmodified form, that it is not necessarily lethal unless certain very stringent conditions are met, and that it is not even as easily communicable as the induced hysteria has claimed. Over a much longer period of time, since Srebrenica in 1995, we have learned that there is no forensic evidence to support nearly 8,000 executions and that a considerable quantity of remains of men killed in combat was callously misrepresented as belonging to execution victims. All the exhumed bodies around Srebrenica were automatically adjudged to belong to execution victims who were subjected to genocide. Similarly, anybody dying today with even a trace of Corona virus in their system is automatically listed as a victim of the pandemic, so publicly cited statistics could be made to look more intimidating.

Oddly, or perhaps not, when speaking of statistics, in both cases they utterly fail to buttress the official story. A careful comparison of mortality data for the United Kingdom over the last several years and this year, since the officially proclaimed pandemic began, shows no significant increase in recorded deaths. Would the situation be found to be different in other countries if their data were studied as meticulously? Similarly, after the “genocide,” in Srebrenica the Muslim population continued to be in the majority and for many years controlled the local administration. A Serb mayor finally was elected quite recently, supported by many disgruntled Muslim voters mainly because his predecessor was seen as incompetent and corrupt.

Another notable parallel is that making waves about either narrative, Covid-19 or Srebrenica, is not a good idea and can result in social and professional ostracism. Both narratives serve as the norm of political correctness in their respective spheres. Denial, or even insistence on a nuanced alternative explanation, is without examination equally scorned as a “conspiracy theory.” Wikipedia features a meticulous listing of “Srebrenica genocide deniers” so that they may be exposed to deserved public calumny for their heretical views. A similar hit list of “coronavirus deniers” has also emerged recently. Strategies for getting “coronavirus sceptics” into the right-thinking fold are being actively developed. When persuasion is no longer enough, what will come next?

The officially sacralized narratives, both Srebrenica and now Coronavirus, have tested human credulity to the limit. May we ever be allowed to question protected tales, even when under the onslaught of facts they make less and less sense? As Peter Hitchens has cogently argued, the demise of critical thinking (as well as common sense) in the fabled West has taken an alarming turn:

“We demonstrated, in fact, that we don’t really have a civil society any longer. What shocked me having spent such a long time in the Soviet Union is that under the Soviet Union’s rule most people regarded it with a certain amount of contempt, made jokes about it, realized they were being mocked and fooled. In this case the population accept what they’re being told without any question. It’s extraordinary. The old USSR would have loved to have a population like the current western world which actually genuinely believe the propaganda and does what it’s told.”

Only Oswald Spengler may have put it better, in the very title of his masterwork, Der Untergang des Abendlandes.

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The views of individual contributors do not necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation.