7/25/19: BUG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU
BUG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
There are a number of people who listen to my radio program and other programs like mine and have been well-acquainted with the theory of predictive programming. There is a lot of it that either happens on propose or is unintentionally prophetic.
Both theories are valid and many have been shown to be quite eerie.
Every generation has its fears and there are plenty of fictional stories that can recalibrate public paranoia.
The idea of the “Revelation of the Method” or predictive programming has been a favorite topic with theorists that use synchronicity and coincidental or even intentional fore-structuring is proof that those who are in charge of producing our entertainment are not only entertaining us but are manipulating us and showing us approximated futures that the elite plan to carry out.
For many years we have been horrified by movies dealing with mad science and how things go wrong when mankind decides to tamper with Mother Nature. We have also seen movies that have themes where some of the smallest things on planet earth can be the most dangerous to our well being. We remember in the old story of H.G. Wells, War of the Worlds, that even with all of the military’s best weapons we were unable to conquer the aliens. We learn later that it was simple bacteria that did them in.
In the book, the Martians do die swiftly as a result of bacterial infections, when they are on the cusp of taking complete control of the Earth.
We learn that the Martians have, during the course of their evolution, eradicated all pathogens as part of their conquest of nature itself. Thus, they have no need for antibiotics, they never die from infections or from diseases and they no longer have any cultural memory of pathogens or disease.
This last point is, at least slightly, a criticism of the human tendency to forget really vital basic truths when they no longer seem to have mattered for a relatively short time.
The lack of consideration results in a lack of preparation for the possibility of disease and, much like the white European explorers of ‘Darkest Africa’ died quickly from native diseases to which they had no immunity, unlike the locals. And that’s all foreshadowed and adequately explained and it is a warning from the Victorian era – an era where pestilence would indeed kill those who wound up in the wrong side of town, being exposed to diseases brought on by fleas and vermin.
Basically, the ending says that the aliens perished by, “…the smallest creatures that God himself put on Earth.” It’s implied that the reason they died from our diseases is that, unlike us, they’re not adapted to Earth’s biology.
Their immune systems were just too fragile to handle the onslaught of bacterial pestilence.
Even before the Victorian Martians were written about, the Bible was already speaking of apocalypse and a bottomless pit that opens up and out of the smoke comes the terrifying reality of locusts and creatures with the stings of scorpions.
According to scripture, these locusts were not given power to kill men, but only to torment them for five months, and their torment was like the stinging of a scorpion. The passage goes on to say that in the future men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will escape them.
Then we are given the description of these angry bugs they were said to look like horses prepared for battle, with something like crowns of gold on their heads, and faces like the faces of men.
Back when I was a kid, I was a big fan of the Outer Limits. One of the most terrifying if not the most memorable episodes was called the Zanti Misfits. The Zantis are actually aliens that look like 6-inch hoagie sized bugs with human-like faces – when I first saw these, I thought of the biblical passage with the bugs from the bottomless pit crawling out to torment mankind.
Back in 1975, William Castle, one of the best horror writer and directors created the film, Bug. It was the last film Castle was involved with before his death. In the film, an earthquake releases mutant cockroaches that can create fire by rubbing their legs together. Eventually, most of the bugs die because they cannot survive in the low air pressure on the Earth’s surface, but a scientist keeps one alive in a pressure chamber. He successfully breeds the cockroach with a modern bug creating a breed of intelligent, flying super-bugs. There is something unnerving about genetically modified bugs that can fly into your hair and strike a fire.
The movie was based on the science fiction book, The Hephaestus Plague, where a scientist genetically engineers a carbon eating bug each one capable of emitting a tiny flame, each one mysteriously incapable of reproducing. Their swarm is relentless and unstoppable, leaving a wake of death and charred ruin. Scientists struggle to destroy them before they destroy the Earth.
In 1997, I remember a movie that only a handful of people probably watched, called MIMIC. I especially loved this horror film because the story was about genetically modified cockroaches. In the film, there is a disease carried by common cockroaches and it is killing Manhattan children.
In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist and her husband creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed called the Judas Breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later we find out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. The form is a tall walking flying bug. It attacks at will and there is a huge colony living in the New York Subway.
While all of these “Buggy” examples are science fiction, there seems to be a similar story being laid out in our reality and the results may wind up being just as bad if not worse.
We have in past warned people about genetically modified mosquitoes that can be used in Gain of Function exercises, where these bugs can carry a disease that can be unleashed on an unsuspecting populace.
The idea is shocking, and some may call it some tinfoil hat science fiction but in reality, some scientists are arguing that “Gain of Function” experiments are key in order to monitor the effects of pathogens on animals and maybe even humans.
Gain of Function experiments or GOF experiments are bio-security experiments that are routinely done in labs all over the world.
In recent years, some members of the scientific community have been involved in a vigorous debate over so-called “gain-of-function” experiments involving pathogens with pandemic potential, such as the influenza virus. Proponents and opponents of GOF work engaged in extensive discussion about the value, safety, ethics, and validity of this type of research.
The House quietly voted last week to require the Pentagon inspector general to tell Congress whether the department experimented with weaponizing disease-carrying insects and whether they were released into the public realm — either accidentally or on purpose.
The unusual proposal took the form of an amendment that was adopted by voice vote July 11 during House debate on the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill, which lawmakers passed the following day.
The amendment, by New Jersey Republican Christopher H. Smith, says the Inspector General “shall conduct a review of whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects regarding use as a biological weapon between the years of 1950 and 1975.”
If the answer is yes, then the Inspector General must provide the House and Senate Armed Services committees with a report on the experiments’ scope and “whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design.”
The amendment is an attempt to confirm or deny reports that Pentagon researchers, at places such as Fort Detrick in Maryland and Plum Island in New York, implanted diseases into insects to learn about the effects of biological weapons and also looked into using such insects to disseminate biological agents.
We reported in 2018 that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was involved with experiments using gene-editing techniques like CRISPR to infect insects with modified viruses that could help make America’s crops more resilient. If a cornfield were hit by an unexpected drought or suddenly exposed to a pathogen, for example, Insect Allies might deploy an army of aphids carrying a genetically modified virus to slow the corn plant’s growth rate.
Now keep in mind that President Richard Nixon banned U.S. government research into biological weapons in 1969, but research into protecting U.S. military personnel from such agents may have continued, and gain of function exercises may have also continued on unsuspecting citizens.
A book called “Bitten,” published this year, makes the case that the Defense Department research occurred and hints at a possible connection between the experiments and the spread of maladies such as Lyme disease, which is borne by ticks.
What is most interesting is that the investigation may shed some light on the spread of Lyme disease in this country.
Between 300,000 and 427,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur each year, with further growth expected in the years ahead.
However, Representatives like Christopher Smith have posited the theory that bioweapon specialists packed ticks with pathogens that could cause severe disabilities, disease, and death among potential enemies to the homeland.
Smith has been a fierce advocate of raising awareness about Lyme disease and increasing prevention efforts. Smith, the co-chair of the House Lyme Disease Caucus, earlier this year introduced the “Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout Act” (TICK Act), a bill to come up with a national strategy to fight Lyme disease. If passed, the measure would authorize an additional $180 million to boost funding for Lyme disease research, prevention and treatment programs.
The CDC currently spends about $11 million on Lyme disease research.
It remains to be seen whether Smith’s tick amendment will make it into the final defense spending measure. Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions, and soon, representatives from both the House and Senate will meet in conference committee to reconcile the two bills.
Meanwhile, officials in North Carolina said one of the young bulls brought for testing at its Northwestern Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab had more than 1,000 ticks on it. The landowner lost four other cattle due to the same issue during 2018.
Testing confirmed the ticks were Asian longhorned ticks. The Asian longhorned tick is an exotic tick hailing out of East Asian. The ticks were reported for the first time in the U.S. in 2017. Since then 67 counties in the U.S. have confirmed the presence of Asian longhorned tick populations. The cow deaths were in Surry County which is at the border with Virginia.
Ticks caused the death of five cows in North Carolina, with all of the casualties linked to acute anemia because of tick infestations.
In a letter warning livestock and pet owners to be vigilant in their measures to prevent ticks, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services said these exotic blood-sucking ticks are infesting animals causing severe harm in some cases.
The Asian longhorned tick is a “serious pest” of livestock in East Asia but its not clear what it means to those in the U.S. It is known to be an aggressive biter and often builds massive infestations on animals. The infestations cause stress, reduce growth and production and blood loss that can lead to death. Even more worrisome, the tick can reproduce without a male with a single fed female tick able to create a localized population.
While it’s unclear what impact the Asian longhorned tick will have on humans in the U.S. there are concerns they will continue to suck the life out of animals and eventually spread diseases to humans. North Carolina officials said the Asian longhorned tick hasn’t been linked to any human infections in the U.S. so far, but the state is working to understand its distribution and monitor for any diseases the ticks may carry.
According to the Center for Disease Control in other countries bites from this type of tick can make people as well as animals seriously sick. For instance, in China and South Korea, the tick has been blamed for spreading Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus or SFTSV. The tick-borne disease can cause hemorrhagic fever.
As of June, longhorned ticks have been found in several states in the U.S. including Arkansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Virginia. So far there have been no harmful germs found in the ticks collected in the U.S. that can infect humans.
There is this underlying concern that has been talked about off and on with regard to a major viral outbreak that could be the result of an accidental release, or an intentional release that is meant to wipe out an enemy quietly and without much fanfare.
We need to understand that viruses evolve and with the help of science and the development of warfare agents we can see a contagion force multiply and be kept under glass until for some reason, it is released as a sure-fire way to eliminate an enemy or to cull the herd.
It is important to point out that such weapons are aimed at the cells and that little by little, we waste away if the immune system is compromised and, like a deadly alien, invades the host and continues to destroy the cells until the host dies.
Modern medicine does have some antiviral medications in its arsenal, but the highly-evolved viruses have been known to mount a resistance.
Recently, there has been concern over the possibility that Tuberculosis, Typhus and the Plague could break out in California due to a flea infestation brought on by uncontrolled rat populations.
This concern has been tossed around by conspiracy theorists as a way to thin the herd. There can easily be a way to test the waters for how the disease spreads and affects the homeless and others who come in contact with them.
Meanwhile, we are seeing a lot of cases of flesh-eating diseases being diagnosed along the East Coast.
For years, flesh-eating bacterial infections were so rare in the U.S. that even a single case would make national headlines. But here in 2019, the news is telling us that we are seeing flesh-eating infections “at a rate much higher than in previous years”, and this outbreak really seems to have escalated dramatically over the last couple of months.
There seems to be a “perfect storm” brewing and we wonder how and why this is happening when quite possibly it is right in front of our faces.
We seem to have entered a time when nature is behaving in some extremely strange ways. It would be great if the experts could explain all of the weird things that we are seeing, but they can’t.
Vibrio vulnificus is an “opportunistic pathogen” responsible for a majority of seafood-related deaths in the U.S., according to an article written by the American Society for Microbiology. The bacteria thrive in warm salty and brackish waters and enter humans either through breaks in the skin or after being consumed with raw seafood. Up to one-third of people with vibrio vulnificus will die from the infection, which can cause flesh-eating and commonly fatal bacteria known as necrotizing fasciitis.
A woman in Florida died last month after contracting the bacteria when she fell into the water and cut her leg — a wound that measured just three-quarters of an inch, NBC reported. That afternoon she experienced overwhelming pain in her leg. Within days her limb was black and she was put on hospice care, eventually succumbing. She was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis and subsequently suffered from two strokes, kidney failure, and sepsis.
At another Florida beach, a 12-year-old girl similarly complained of pain that started in her leg and traveled through her entire body, wrote her mother in a Facebook post. After an initial visit at a local hospital, doctors told the woman to send her daughter to a hospital in Indianapolis specializing in children’s health where she was admitted to the ICU for an infection behind her knee and septic shock, reports Today. Though her recovery is expected to be a long one, a rush to emergency surgery saved the girl’s life and prevented the amputation of her leg.
Cases in 2019 are adding up at a rate much higher than in previous years: A young boy contracted vibrio in Maryland last week after swimming at a local beach, reports CBS. The Miami Herald reports the story of a man in Florida who contracted the flesh-eating bacteria and whose quick action similarly saved him from losing muscle tissue in the arm. Surprisingly, the man insisted that he became infected without being in the water.
Necrotizing fasciitis can be caused by a number of different bacteria but is commonly caused by V. vulnificus when people wade into contaminated water with a cut or wound or eat raw shellfish infected by the bacteria. Endemic along the Southeast U.S. coast, the bacteria doesn’t typically extend north of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. However, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that as temperatures rise and make previously cooler regions more hospitable to the warm-water bacteria, infections will also increase in non-endemic areas.
The researchers reported five occurrences of necrotizing fasciitis caused by V. Vulnificus in New Jersey during the summers of 2017 and 2018. By contrast, just one case had been diagnosed in the previous eight years, researchers told Medscape Medical News.
The quick-spreading infection starts with a red or swollen area of skin, severe pain and fever, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Later symptoms can include ulcers, blisters, or black spots on the skin, changes in its coloration, pus or oozing from the infected area, as well as dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea or nausea. Treatment requires hospital and intravenous antibiotics and surgery to reduce the rapid spread by removing the dead tissue to avoid sepsis, shock, and organ failure, as well as life-long complications for loss of limbs and severe scarring.
There have been major concerns over the use of Gene drive technologies to prevent these very diseases. Mosquitoes modified with gene drive systems are being proposed as new tools in eradicating rare diseases spread by this pestilence.
It is hard for some people to comprehend the possibility that diseases we are hearing about now could be part of a bio-warfare experiment to slowly decimate the population.
Now, there is a possibility for more virulent strains of Dengue fever, the plague, and Lyme disease being introduced into the populace by genetically modified insects.