gerard wrote:So what I'm gathering from some of these YouTube clips being bandied about is that this is some sort of social experiment being conducted by apparently most of the world's governments, possibly in cahoots with one another, and with the collusion of 10s of thousands of science and medical professionals, albeit perhaps unwittingly. The aim - some sort of test to see how much restriction populations will take before they get too mad to put up with it any more. Not quite sure why all these governments suddenly need to know that.
Whilst I could at a stretch buy that some politicians facing re-election might fabricate an emergency to somehow affect an election, I'd have thought a more effective method might be to have a relatively large emergency situation that they successfully navigate a country through, rather than appearing nightly with ever more bizarre rants that make them look like idiots.
Also, in the UK Boris Johnson only just won a 5-year term of office with a pretty big majority that meant he could more or less roll anything he wanted through parliament. Why would he want to then lock the population up and spend billions of pounds doing so? Maybe US hospitals are profiting from this, but the NHS certainly isn't.
I have to ask myself which is more likely. Genuine virus, or conspiracy involving hundreds of governments and thousands of professionals for no obvious benefit.
Find me a video of an actual virologist who has analysed a COVID-19 sample. Having the letters MD after your name does not make you qualified to give an opinion on anything other than your own speciality, and thankfully most doctors understand this. Would you want Dr. Andrew Kaufman performing heart surgery on you, for example. After all, he is an MD specialising in psychiatry, so he is just as qualified to do that as he is to express an opinion on COVID-19.
This has always been one of my problems with big conspiracy theories. The logic quickly falls apart, as the examples you gave show.
Another problem I have with the really big, involved, intricate conspiracy theories is the fact that people talk. Secrets between two people more often than not get spread to at least one other person, usually more, yet we're asked to believe that in intricate conspiracies involving thousands that everyone involved keeps their mouths shut? Not just the high up elites who plan out the conspiracy, but the little guys who dig the holes, plant the explosives, and all of the other blue collar dirty work that's involved. Even if they're not let in on the grand plan, some guy, just one, who was part of whatever crew was contracted/ordered to plant explosives in the World Trade Center buildings or Pentagon (for example) would never talk?
Another problem is that it's usually the same people who believe that big government is completely incompetent and incapable of doing anything right that believe in these massive conspiracy theories that, if true, would require intricate planning and execution by the same people they feel are incompetent. In the case of a coronavirus conspiracy theory that would be expanded to involve governments (and all of their respective inefficient and incompent bureaucracies) from all over the world from countries that are often adversarial toward each other and expect them to get everything just right. Also, I'd think if you're going to let loose a virus to cause a global pandemic you'd have your guys in the lab come up with something nastier than COVID-19. Something with a higher RO number and death rate, like the fictional MEV-1 from the movie 'Contagion.'
I'm not saying I always believe the official stories of events, that there aren't behind the scenes goings on, or that there aren't extremely wealthy individuals and groups who use their wealth and power to manipulate events to suit their needs. I just have problems believing theories whose logic falls apart, where we need to believe that no one involved at any level ever talks, and that require such precise planning and execution.
As far as coronavirus being a plot by the elite, I guess Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, members of the Saudi royal family, etc. who've contracted the virus are no longer in that elite club. Maybe they pissed off some fellow elite who's higher up in the conspiracy?