Tomás Ó Flatharta

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The Virus – Apocalypse Now?

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This is a very gloomy CoronaVirus Warning – and it is credible.

The Monster Is Bursting Through Our Door

Pentecostal Christians – and probably many others – believe that at ‘the end of days’, which precedes the Second Coming of Christ, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will ride out.

The Four Horsemen are generally interpreted as being pestilence, death, famine, and war. If Pentecostals are thinking logically (as if) they should be expecting to see the Lamb of God some time soon.

In the wake of wars that have killed more than 500,000 since 2001 and an accelerating environmental crisis dramatised by the Australian firestorms, the current Covid-19 outstrips dystopian science fiction stories like Outbreak. What American Marxist author Mike Davis described as ‘The Monster at Our Door’ has, in a rather different form, burst through the door.

At the time of writing (6 March), more than 100,000 people globally are now thought to have contracted coronavirus, and 3,400 or more have died. There seems little hope now of significant containment, especially as many states lack the health infrastructure or social organisation to impose Chinese-style restrictions. In Britain, the full horror of the virus is yet to be unleashed. But it is coming.

So is a massive international financial crash – it is already underway. It looks every bit as bad as the 2007-8 crash, in a situation where recourse to massive government bailouts will be much more difficult.
— Read on www.timetomutiny.org/post/the-virus-apocalypse-now

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