Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson
By Jim Thompson
HCP columnist

If you have ever thought about biological warfare, you probably have an idea in your mind of what that would look like. If you can’t differentiate between that mental image and what we are experiencing right now, you should probably assume we are caught up in biological warfare.

Think for a minute. Do you think those perpetrating biological warfare would announce it? It makes no sense for them to do so.

The prudent will assume that we are caught up in biological warfare right now, no matter what the authorities call it.

It looks like we are letting medicine and science provide the definitions and the remedies for the invisible enemy surrounding us. That plays right into the hands of alleged perpetrators, whomever they may be.

Those who start wars don’t care what their adversary thinks during the war; in fact, if the adversary thinks they are not in a war, so much the better. The perpetrators are seeking an objective, they are not bothering to tell the subjects of their intentions while it is going on.

This is a perfect description of what we’re are experiencing.

Who would have thought, as recently as March 1, perhaps as late as March 11, that we would be where we are today? March 1 for us is the same as Dec. 6, 1941 or Sept. 10, 2001 were in the past. It hasn’t even been a month.

Now, people are so anxious to get out of these conditions that they are fantasizing when the end will be and what the end will look like. And that is all it is, a fantasy.

I have been telling people close to me to expect the current lockdown to be over in the United States around Memorial Day. I have no data to back that up, but they have no data to back up the end of April, either.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says we aren’t even to halftime yet.

I chose Memorial Day simply because any day before then will be a mental win for me. I have a friend who thinks the correct date may be Labor Day, but he has no more data than I have.

What we don’t know is what might be the next shoe to drop. This past week, it was masks. Now it will be harder to tell the criminals from the honest people. Reminds me of the Sneetches with stars on their bellies (Dr. Seuss). Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys?

In New York, they are boarding up store fronts on 5th Avenue, expecting civil unrest. Over a 1,000 (out of 38,000) police officers in New York have COVID-19. In Delaware, the state highway patrol is stopping cars with out-of-state licenses and asking them where they are going. In Louisville, a judge has ordered GPS ankle bracelets for those with COVID-19 who seem to have a propensity to wander around. Other governmental agencies are using data from Google to track people.

I am waiting for the big one to drop – when they turn off the internet (although that will be counter to the Google action or other similar actions). However, turn off the internet and we are all suddenly blind.

Evil or accident, the perfect storm for the destruction of civilization worldwide is under way.

There has been nothing in the history of humankind that has gone so far as this in shutting down the institutions of civilization. And it was easy to do. All that was needed was an invisible boogeyman.

It is a delicate balance as to which way this will go in the future. People have been fairly compliant so far, but there are cracks around the edges.

Suddenly, fighting to keep the 2nd Amendment looks very, very smart. The civilian guns and ammunition may just be what keeps America safe.