Though I did not know what details would unfold, I had a strong sense that the powers-that-should-not-be would be quite reluctant to completely release their grip on the birdemic -- or, more precisely, to release the grip the birdemic has on the world.
Well, it is now mid-autumn. Thankfully, the masks, social distancing, and other birdemic restrictions have remained largely on the sidelines.
On the other hand, peck mandates continue to persist -- the most recent and by far most egregious example being the CDC's 15-0 vote in favor of including the birdemic peck in regimens for preschool children.
Though it is difficult to shock me these days, I must admit that even I was bewildered by that particular piece of System communication. Then again, System communication is about manipulation and coercion, not information, so there's no knowing what the communication actually means or what -- if anything -- it might actually lead to.
Speaking of information, I spend an hour or so a week browsing the various articles and posts created by what I would describe as the anti-peck blog subgenre.
Though I am and have always been squarely against the peck and all of its associated evil manipulations, lies, and coercion, I often don't know what to make of the information I encounter on these anti-peck blogs. Some of it seems sensationalistic; some of it seems skewed; and some it seems downright speculative.
All the same, much of it rings true, and some of it seems utterly undeniable, which inevitably leads to me to the following thought:
If even a fraction of what the anti-peck blogs are reporting is true, then the birdemic is very much alive. Moreover, it has entered or may soon enter an even darker phase.
Note added: By sensationalistic, skewed, and speculative, I am referring to specific side effect claims like the peck will hook everyone up to some kind of central 5G network or that it has *already* killed billions or specific predictions like every pecked person dying by Christmas and so forth.
I have no doubt that the peck is evil, harmful, and potentially deadly. I am sure that it has already caused many side effects and deaths and is likely to cause many more. Moreover, I am also certain the System is doing everything in its power to hide and obscure data about the peck's harms. At the same time, some of the side effect claims and numbers I have encountered on anti-peck blogs strike me as dubious.