Below is Seneca III’s wrap-up of his two-part essay (part 1 is here) on the coronavirus crisis in the UK, with a particular focus on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“The rules of the world-historical game change from decade to decade, and the dogmas that we have now will probably become obsolete.”
— Freeman Dyson Mathematical Physicist, Polymath and Philosopher, 15 December 1923 — 28 February 2020, a sad loss to humanity even after such a great run.
Covid in a Time of Turmoil
Part II. Covid 19 as an inorganic socio-political enzyme.
by Seneca III
|1.||A virus is made up of a core of genetic material, either RNA or DNA, surrounded by a protective coat called a capsid which is made up of protein. Sometimes the capsid is surrounded by an additional spikey coat called the envelope (see above). Viruses are capable of latching onto host cells and invading them.|
|2.||An enzyme is a substance that acts as a catalyst in living organisms, regulating the rate at which chemical reactions proceed without itself being altered in the process.
Later, for the purpose of this analysis, let us change ‘chemical reactions’ to ‘human interactions’ but first, in a very simple way, let us look at how the enzyme, furin, enables and accelerates the penetration of a living cell by a virus, followed by a short description of how mutations occur, and then a look at vectors.
First, enzymes. Enzymes have a region known as an ‘active site’ that binds to a protein or other substance during a reaction. The envelope proteins (capsids) of viruses such as HIV, influenza, dengue fever, several filoviruses including Ebola and Marburg virus, and possibly SARS-CoV 2 must be cleaved by furin or furin-like proteases to become fully functional. The human enzyme furin is encoded by our chromosome No. 15, band 15q26.1.
Some proteins are inactive when they are first synthesized and must have sections removed in order to become active. Furin cleaves these sections and activates the proteins. Furin is also known as PACE (Paired basic Amino acid Cleaving Enzyme. (Note: see mutations!)
Second, once the virus has penetrated the cell wall, aided and abetted by furin, it injects its own short-string RNA (ribonucleic acid) or DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) into the cell and supplants the cell’s own reproductive function, replacing it with its own and then reproducing itself using the resources of the original cell, thus rendering that cell dead and depriving the infected body of a part of its essential functionality.
Vector is the word used to describe the way in which infections travel (are transmitted) between living organisms. For example, the vector for Yersinia pestis, the Black Death bacterial strain, was the fleas that lived on rats and transmitted that strain to humans by biting them. The vector for malaria is the anopheles mosquito which carries and injects infected blood containing the plasmodium that causes malaria. The vectors for Covid can be personal contact, contact with surfaces with the virus still alive on them, viruses travelling in airborne aerosols from coughing and sneezing, and also from infected faeces. This is why cleanliness in all respects and social distancing reduces or precludes the chance of cross-infection.
Note: The shorter the genetic string of a micro-organism, the harder it is to kill. The converse is why we as human beings with our huge genome are so vulnerable to micro-organisms such as viruses. The human genome has over 3 billion base pairs and is organized into 22 paired chromosomes, termed autosomes, plus the 23rd pair of sex chromosomes, (XX) in the female and (XY) in the male. These large linear DNA molecules contained within the living cell nucleus are open to a variety of attack vectors and what they carry, and the latter can now be bio-engineered via the use of rRNA (recombinant RNA) techniques and other methods… none of which were invented by bats or pangolins!
Natural viral mutations occur when the furan, after penetrating the capsid, or by the bio-mechanical process of insertion itself, breaks up the viruses’ RNA chain or DNA helix and rearranges it/them in a different sequence. This can also happen when two or more viruses attack the same cell and the broken RNA and/or DNA sections from more than one source reassemble in different sequences.
And that, dear reader is all the amateur micro-biology, virology and epidemiology sufficient unto the needs of this monograph. Let us now look at Covid as a global inorganic enzyme which, through its presence and threat, is now catalysing the penetration of the ideological fault lines that run through all human affairs and thus accelerating their normally slow rate of change.
The world has been in turmoil since long before a vagrant virus came wandering out of a biowarfare lab in Wuhan (not necessarily by accident, either). In essence, I am sure that you, like myself, have for a long time been deeply disturbed, even angered, by the way our economic, monetary, fiscal, political, moral and other affairs have been grossly mismanaged, often with malignant intent, by those we have elected, appointed or allowed to slither into positions power whilst enriching themselves in the process. Both money and power tend be addictive, usually in combination, so let us start there.
The epitome of the combination of wealth and absolute power is the People’s Republic of China under the iron fist of the Chinese Communist Party and its oriental version of Einsatzgruppen, the People’s Liberation Army. Now, the enzyme Covid has catalyzed the public exposure of the duplicity, global ambitions and methodologies of the Chinese ruling cabal, as long suspected by acute observers, and thus accelerated it into the open for all to see. I shall, however, say nothing of their disgusting eating habits and personal hygiene.
Lo! Belt and Road, Carrot and Stick, cheap hand-outs given with one hand and less than subtle economic controls imposed by the other. What more is there to say but “Thank, you, Covid, for exposing the greatest power grab of all time. Now that you have woken us up we have much to do to regain our sovereignty, heal our peoples, both physically and morally, re-establish our independent economic base, replace the ideological indoctrinators in our education systems, neutralize the destructive impositions of the peddlers of invasive, primitive alien belief systems, and take a firm perhaps even death grip on the International Banksters, Corporate Pirates and Hedge Fund Spivs who have been so complicit in imposing this parody of governance by utilizing the tyranny of endless debt circulating without any hope of repayment and represented only by ephemeral slips of useless paper or bytes in the bowels of computers.”
We can also look forward to the accelerating death of embryonic police states such as the EU that have bloomed over decades and are now wilting in the full light of day, as do all useless weeds.
“So where do we start?” you, the reader, may rightly ask; that is going to be a hell of a job! Yes, it is, so let us look at a few possible starting points, although I am sure there are many more you could add to my truncated list.
And I would posit that there is no point in starting at the top by lopping off a few heads, deserving though the owners thereof may be of such an elegant solution. They understand and exercise control over the intricacies of the very interdependent web of process, cause and effect that delivers, via their management (or mismanagement) skills, the supply of the things, both physical and monetary, that sustain our everyday existence.
The pressing project ahead of us, of We the People, is to find a way to control the controllers, and not just in the half-arsed way that we are limited to today. I will return to that subject in a later essay (political structure and tightly controlled representation) but first let us look at some of those areas in dire need of immediate reconstruction or abolition, and which should be the first to be visited by the Phoenix that one hopes will rise from the ashes of this abominable construct that has been the hag on our backs for far too long.
First and foremost, at the moment anyway, is Boris Johnson, Huawei and 5G. This has to be the most stupid or naïve act by a British Prime Minister since Chamberlain returned from Munich waving a piece of paper and proclaiming, “Peace for our time.” It was and remains an insult to our friends and allies; it jeopardizes our internal security and communications and our essential security alliances across the globe. It is beyond rational comprehension that such a decision could have been taken in the first place, and it is even more irrational now in the light of what Covid has revealed about the full extent of China’s imperial ambitions and methodology. If it is not rescinded post haste it could be, together with item two below, the jagged rock that sinks the Johnson boat.
Secondly, inward travel, immigration (both legal and illegal) and the processing and containment of persons therefrom. Again, it defies even the weirdest form of logic that still, as I write, aircraft are arriving at Heathrow, several each day, from China and Iran, and that the French continue to send us little rubber boatloads of possible vectors which we continue to accept in the name of ‘humanity’ instead of sending them back or sinking them the moment they enter our territorial waters.
In the case of China and Iran there can be no justification whatsoever. In neither country do we have sufficient expatriate British citizens requiring repatriation on this scale to justify the arrival of so many aircraft for so long. This is another jagged rock awaiting Johnson’s ship of state. Even the excuse that the Chinese aircraft are carrying trade goods does not wash — we need no more of their indulgent cheap tat manufactured by slave labour, and it won’t hurt us to do without until we re-establish our own, quality manufacturing base. And why Iran? We not only do not trade with them because of the embargo, but in places we are even involved in an armed confrontation. Something is rotten in the State of Denmark or, in this case, Britain.
Thirdly, let us take a look at other priorities that follow, noting that although few of them are of Johnson’s direct making, let us have no doubt that he bears a substantial part of the collective political responsibility, having been a long term participant in and contributor to the machinations of our appalling governing class.
The sacred cow of “Our Amazing NHS!” is, despite the courageous, endangered toilers at the coal face, rapidly approaching the status of a basket case itself. Overstaffed by a butterfly horde of ‘managers’ and petty bureaucrats whilst desperately short of homegrown doctors, nurses and ancillary clinical and support staff and with its procurement services fragmented, poorly managed and regularly ripped off by predatory suppliers despite (or because of) the vast amounts of money poured into it over recent decades.
To the credit of the men and women beavering away on the front line it stumbles on, doing the best it can despite the burdens it carries… and thus it grows weaker by the day.
To compound this situation even further it is inundated with so-called ‘health tourists’ who use it as a pass-through service without contributing a damn thing, and also with ‘immigrants’ who bring with them obscure, ancient diseases and the resource-demanding results of primitive social practices (genetically damaged offspring resultant from consanguineous breeding) that have been long been banished from this country. There is much work for us to do here.
And elsewhere, wherever we look: The over-abused benefits system that gives so many an easy excuse not be economically active and hence idle their lives away immersed in booze, drugs and the soporific effects of twenty-four hour moron-grade television — the bread and circuses of our time; the ‘diversity’ farce that slowly and insidiously destroys our once creative homogenous culture and denigrates it in the process; the giant Ponzi schemes of ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Net Zero Emissions’; the rise to emotional public prominence of deviant sexualities and practices that undermine the traditional family structure and its purpose; the educational and academic establishments that indoctrinate rather than teach and, finally, the arrogant, corrupt and totally out of touch judiciary, to mention but a few.
Indeed, our forthcoming labours shall be many, hard and long, but thank you, Covid, anyway; all this is well overdue.
Observation. As I walk and drive around on my short shopping trips, I notice that the way we conduct ourselves, at least here away from the urban hives, is slowly, almost imperceptibly, changing. Where I live is not a particularly uncivil place to begin with, but the people with whom I interact on those trips, from at least six feet away of course, are definitely more considerate of each other and most are there with a ready smile and a nod as if of mutual encouragement in this time of change. It is difficult to determine if these small mannerisms and attitudes will still sustain after the passing of the plague, but I would hope they do.
Afterword. I am of the opinion that it would not be unreasonable to classify Soros and his organization as another dangerous pathogen and that it and its multiple minions peddling disinformation, disharmony and destruction should be sterilized with the best available disinfectant ASAP.
— Seneca III, in the very quiet and subdued remnants of Middle England on the day before the Day of Fools in Year Zero — how very appropriate!
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