Coronavirus: China and the east

Illustration ofPawel kuczynski

Finding the culprit for all this worldwide upheaval is trivial for many: the virus started from China. Although many have already blamed the Chinese on the crime, and above all for not having promptly informed the scientific community of the situation, but also probably for the fact that the reported numbers of the infected and the deaths is not the one declared. By dismissing the question of whether the virus accidentally escaped or not, giving rise to conspiracy theses, which will almost certainly be talked about once the health and social but not the economic emergency is over, China’s credibility on the diplomatic issue is not never been questioned. In fact, if we analyze the last decades from the post-war period to the present, China has never worried from the conflictual point of view and the United States and any other world power. Excluding the mere economic clashes with the USA, which China is facing with the payment of tariffs on Made in China products imposed by President Trump, world diplomacy appears all too neutral and thinking of accusing the Chinese is too superficial, especially if it is believed that China is the absolute engine of the manufacture and that without it many products would not exist. China’s alliances established during the Vietnam War, on the other hand, are far too marginal.

The consideration on China’s diplomacy is not to be overlooked because thinking that a nation, with a population of 1 billion and a half and with a territory with the greatest resources of raw materials, could one day face a world conflict puts much terror. Hence probably one of the plausible reasons that the virus could be only an alternative way (or perhaps the only alternative way) to face an indirect world war, of which the singularity is perhaps that of not having allies and enemies if not from the economic point of view and on the supply of sanitary material.
There could also be more noble purposes to the thesis of the accidental nature of the Pandemic, namely that of reducing pollution, of which China has seen the benefits of the lockdown first, with a net decrease in polluting emissions.

But there could also be numerous other theses, including that that the current virus is nothing more than a simple test of other possible future viruses, whose lethality may be much greater. And even if this conspiracy thesis is not true, the fact of imagining that a virus with even greater lethality can be propagated in a natural way is only beneficial in protecting oneself and preventing itself from the future to come.
The regime established in the eastern nation, in an almost genetic way since primordial times, does nothing but obscure the truth about the real responsibility for the spread of the virus, because no Chinese would dream of opposing his government, which until now – at least since post-war period to date – has always boasted unequaled consensus.
If you then reflect on the religious and philosophical culture of the people – almost purely Shenxianesima – what comes out is a unique profile worldwide, where dedication to work is the cornerstone of a system. Although often the dedication to work is such as to even detract from the health conditions, it is seen as a sacred dedication. In fact, the Chinese are famous for sleeping on their place of work and being often abandoned in the cartoons .. This suggests that any correlation to the double end of the spread of the virus will never be revealed by a people who would die of devotion for work and for his compatriots.


🎵 Rolling Stones – Living in a ghost town


The Rolling Stones have released a new song called “Living in a Ghost Town” as a gift to fans until they are able to reschedule the next stop on their tour.

In a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Jagger said he wrote the song with Keith Richards over a year ago.

So although the song is very suitable for the current lockdown condition due to the coronavirus, the song was written long before and in a totally different context.



Woah, woah

[Verse 1]
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
You can come look for me
But I can’t be found
You can search for me
I had to go underground
Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down
Feel like a ghost
Living in a ghost town, yeah

[Chorus 1]
Once this place was hummin’
And the air was full of drummin’
The sound of cymbals crashin’
Glasses were all smashin’
Trumpets were all screamin’
Saxophones were blarin’
Nobody was carin’ if it’s day or not

Woah, woah

[Verse 2]
I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
I’m goin’ nowhere
Shut up all alone
So much time to lose
Just starin’ at my phone
Every night I am dreamin’ that you’ll come and creep in my bed
Please let this be over, not stuck in a world without end, my friend

Woah, woah
Woah, woah

[Chorus 2]
Preachers were all preachin’
Charities beseechin’
Politicians dealin’
Thieves were happy stealin’
Widows were all weepin’
There’s no beds for us to sleep in
Always had the feelin’
It will all come tumblin’ down

I’m a ghost
Livin’ in a ghost town
You can look for me
But I can’t be found

We’re all livin’ in a ghost town (Woah)
Oh, livin’ in a ghost town (Woah)
We were so beautiful (Woah)
I was your man about town (Woah)
Livin’ in this ghost town (Woah)
Ain’t havin’ any fun (Woah)
If I wanna party (Woah)
It’s a party of one (Woah)


Woah, woah

[Verso 1]
sono un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma
sono un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma
Puoi venire a cercarmi
Ma non posso essere trovato
Puoi cercarmi
Ho dovuto andare sottoterra
La vita è stata così bella
Quindi siamo stati tutti rinchiusi
Mi sento come un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma, sì

[Chorus 1]
Una volta questo posto stava ronzando
E l’aria era piena di tamburi
Il suono dei piatti che si infrangono
Gli occhiali erano tutti fatti a pezzi
Le trombe stavano tutti urlando
I sassofoni erano sparati
A nessuno importava se fosse giorno o no

Woah, woah

[Verso 2]
sono un fantasma
Che vive in una città fantasma
Non vado da nessuna parte
Silenzio ovunque
Così tanto tempo da perdere
Sto solo fissando il mio telefono
Ogni notte sogna di venire e insinuarmi nel mio letto
Per favore, lascia che questo finisca, non bloccato in un mondo senza fine, amico mio

Woah, woah
Woah, woah

[Chorus 2]
I predicatori predicavano tutti
Enti di beneficenza
I politici si occupano
I ladri erano felici rubando
Le vedove piangevano tutte
Non ci sono letti dove dormire
Ho sempre avuto la sensazione
Verrà tutto a pezzi

sono un fantasma
Vivere in una città fantasma
Puoi cercarmi
Ma non posso essere trovato

Viviamo tutti in una città fantasma (Woah)
Oh, vivi in ​​una città fantasma (Woah)
Eravamo così belli (Woah)
Ero il tuo uomo in città (Woah)
Vivendo in questa città fantasma (Woah)
Non ha alcun divertimento (Woah)
Se voglio una festa (Woah)
È una festa di uno (Woah)