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MAY 25, 2020


Destroyer USS Barry hunts virus on South China Sea, April 28, 2020 - Samuel Hardgrove : USN

 USS Barry hunts virus on South China Sea, April 28, 2020 - Samuel Hardgrove / USN 


Updated May 21 19:54


INTRODUCTION TO THE PANDEMIC WARS

Six weeks in production, this series of linked explorations asks if a mindless microscopic replicator clever enough to baffle science can motivate heavily-armed nations to re-evaluate outmoded presumptions, policies and priorities during a time of escalating emergencies that will continue to demand international ingenuity, solidarity and resolve. Lifeboat-style.

Smiles or threats? Violence or cooperation? More war or less? These are the most pressing questions of our time. Because not even pandemics and wireless plagues, wild weather or increasing weirdness from people you thought you knew can get in your face quite as rapidly and thoroughly as a nuclear detonation. 

Extinction through cataclysms, systemic collapse and starvation takes longer. And that’s happening, too. Just ask any insect, fish, bird or Somali.

So if we're intending to change course, we'd better know where we are. And the best way to pick out patterns and trends is through chronologies of events their perpetrators prefer remain hidden. I produced a pair of investigative books on 9/11 and its aftermath doing that.

To see whether this unprecedented pause provides space to for peace, let's start with U.S. military activity, primarily during March, April and May. 

Upcoming articles will continue scouting the new world we are making, either by choice or default, for ourselves and all the creatures to come on this rare and reeling Earth. 

William Thomas



Pandemic Wars


CovidPushes Back 


Fork In The Perpetual War Road



Covid-Challenged India Slashes Arms Spending

by William Thomas



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Sick and homeless on Hastings in Vancouver -Joshua Berson

The sick and the homeless on Hastings in Vancouver -Joshua Berson.jpg


Bold Thoughts For Extraordinary Times

by William Thomas




Lockdown vs No Lockdown    

Leadership vs. Denial                                                                                                     3:00




Buckle up for the birth of a planet...                                                                                    :52




Soooo funny! Making nonsense of the nonsensical…                                                      3:33




 Bill McKibben saying burn trees for power is truly demoralizing…  1:40:01


“It is truly demoralizing how much damage this film has done at a moment when many are ready for deep change. There are important critiques of an environmentalism that refuses to reckon with unlimited consumption + growth. But this film ain't it.” –Naomi Klein  

COVID-19 has already shown us the way forward: de-militarizing, staying off planes and cruise ships, drastic industrial cuts in oil burning, greatly reduced personal consumption, community organizing and localization. -WT 

Mikey Says, “Just Die”  Under Fire For “Dangerous” New Doc

 Mobilizing Climate Action In The Face Of Planet Of The Humans


  Filmmakers respond…                                                                               17:02




also by William Thomas:


LOUIS CK IS A VERY FUNNY BAD PERSON


HOW TO CANCEL COVID


PROMISING CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS FOUND 


THE CRUCIFIXION OF JULIAN ASSANGE


MORE PANDEMIC POSTS & OTHER ARTICLES




IN THE MOMENT:

“Now, it couldn’t be more obvious: no one’s going to solve the problems of our present and near future with the usual solutions. When desperation leaves us without imagination, clinging to old answers, scrambling to prop up systems that perpetuated and solidified inequity, it means missing the real opportunity of this otherwise grim moment.

“Our world no longer looks the same. This pause, which has caused, and will continue to cause, so much suffering may also be a gift, offering a shift in perspective and a chance to pivot.” 

-Belle Chesler, unemployed visual arts teacher in Beaverton, Oregon    



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SCREEN GRABS 

#1: Straws In The Wind

#2  Out Of Time

#3  2019 State Of The World Wrap


More Articles & eBooks (link at top of page)

 发件人     William Thomas 2019