REDEFINING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
When I was at the McMinnville UFO Festival, I was in a vehicle waving at people during the parade. I man stood out of the crowd and yelled, “Hey Clyde, do another show on zombies.” I smiled and yelled back, “will do.”
I am sure the guy thought – oh sure, Clyde is just saying that he won’t do a show about zombies.
After a weekend of intense study on possible alien viruses, the zombie apocalypse is still on – but only if you redefine what a zombie is.
I am currently doing research for a presentation I am doing on the Clade X tabletop exercise that happened last week in Baltimore, Maryland.
I have theorized that the whole classified exercise was a Gain of Function plan to test an alien or genetic mutated pathogen.
I can be wrong, but connecting the dots I am seeing how both a microbial alien invasion and a zombie apocalypse are very possible.
The worst case scenario would be the emergence of novel strain or a genetically modified/lab grown strain for which the population would not have immunity combined to an airborne transmission between humans. The global travel could allow the virus to be propagated around the world in a very small time.
If scientists have already identified a virus in space on a meteor, perhaps very few people would claim the discovery was not evidence of life in space.
The truth is that when one considers the whole virus replication cycle, it comes close to NASA’s working definition of life: ‘a self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution or invading the planet.
It is time to ask yourself if what we are seeing is Cladogenesis – something that should be considered when we press the issue of a zombie apocalypse created by a genetically mutated or an alien bacteria.
A virion — the form a virus takes outside of a host, consists of genetic material encapsulated in a protein shell. Some viruses also have an outer lipid layer called an envelope. One way to think of a virion is as a seed or a spore.
Viruses straddle the definition of life. They lack the machinery to reproduce on their own, so they must infect a host cell and hijack its machinery. This has led to decades of debate over whether viruses should technically be considered living or even alien –as they invade the host and eventually take over and kill it.
The film, “The Andromeda Strain” offers a warning about planet to planet contamination and that perhaps a true alien invasion would not be conducted by little green or gray men, but by a virus that attacks humans in such a way that no doctor or epidemiologist can find a cure and thus creates a cosmic nail in your coffin.
The story provided by Michael Crichton spins a scenario where a sample retrieval satellite is sent into space to collect micro–organisms for study. A malfunction occurs and the retrieval capsule crash lands in a desolate area of Arizona. The alien virus contaminates the area.
A similar incident happened in Utah.
Project Genesis was a space sample return Mission, which was a dismal failure. A space probe was sent up to collect samples from a tail of a comet and then return to a location in the West Desert of Utah. The probe was supposed to be grabbed from midair and brought safely to Earth, However, the probe and its contents slammed into the ground September 8th, 2004.
The capsule’s crash into the soft salt flats 40 miles west of Salt Lake City was a shock to the scientists that hoped that the capsule’s 55 hexagonal fragile wafers would collect particles that would possibly contain the building blocks for life.
Others also warned that if the capsule crashed it would contaminate the area and possible release dangerous microbial extra-terrestrial bacteria. After the project was scrapped the disc containing the microbial particles was sent to Dugway Proving Grounds for further study. To this day, Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah contains some of the most dangerous pathogens in the world. It is also rumored to be the biological testing arm of Area 51 in Nevada.
The story is eerily similar to Roswell. Only this time, the saucer was one of our space vehicles carrying extraterrestrial microbial life.
If you were to listen to the new paradigm being spun by some scientists you would understand they posit that everything is inside other things; one thing is inside everything. Nothing is certain but everything is possible. Everything we see, including ourselves, is made up of energy waves and they are connected to each other. They’re independent of time and space.
Everything seems to have a purpose and yet things are so confusing. People are no longer living in the moment. They are emotionally jarred by the crisis of the day, pessimistic about the crisis that awaits and some are acting as though some sort of nebulous doomsday will bring them salvation. It is like we are already planning for something that never comes.
Einstein summarizes this situation by saying: When mathematics is certain, it does not reflect reality, when it reflects reality, it is not certain.
Uncertainty is the new certainty.
Well, there I am sure some people will say that talking about a zombie apocalypse is challenging reality and so I believe that maybe it is time to redefine what we are calling a zombie apocalypse.
Now, we all know that the normal definition of the zombie is a creature that rises from the dead and begins to seek out human flesh. However, thanks to Max Brooks, the author of World War Z, the zombie is also seen as a symbol of pestilence and the spread of a mutant disease or strain.
Chuck Hogan and Gillermo Del Toro even wrote a novel called “The Strain” where an outbreak of an unknown virus creates a human being that needs human blood in order to nourish it.
Writers have taken liberties with the zombie, and so it seems to be a catch all for a human that has been invaded by a virus of some kind.
In the film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a virulent spore is released which carries with it an alien strain that is capable of making humans emotional zombies. The victim sleeps an in the night pods release a cloned copy of the victim. The clones copy is an alien devoid of emotion.
People begin to notice their loved ones turning into zombies.
They aren’t zombies in the classical sense, but they are infected with something that gives them the mind of an emotionless alien.
Since the dawn of time, the threat of global annihilation has hung over the collective heads of the human race. In the contemporary era, global annihilation and its relationship to the apocalypse has been on the minds of many people.
Planning for Armageddon or the end of the world can trigger the law of attraction. Through the revelation of the method we can conjure anything as we allow for the retro-causal paradox to confuse us.
Retro-causality is a concept of cause and effect where the effect temporally precedes its cause. Retro-causality is primarily a thought experiment in philosophy of science based on elements of physics, addressing whether the future can affect the present and whether the present can affect the past.
We have seen the authorities carry out drills, and exercises planning for everything from school shootings to pandemics to nuclear disasters. It is all about events that have not happened but have the potential to happen in the future — it is like the event happens before the cause. Coincidentally, many of those drills and exercises wind up taking place and still authorities are unprepared.
Residents of Lake Worth, Florida were left shocked and baffled this week when the city’s push alert system sent text messages to thousands of phones warning of a zombie outbreak. To make the message more terrifying, the alert was sent in the middle of the night during a power outage.
Some thought it was both a sick joke and a drill.
No one was laughing; in fact, it started to raise some concern over whether or not this was some sort of cover–up for a possible disease outbreak.
The message sent to Lake Worth residents read like any other official alert, but with a seemingly tongue-in-cheek reference to a location from popular media franchise, The Walking Dead power outage and zombie alert for residents of Lake Worth and Terminus. There are now far less than seven thousand three hundred and eighty customers involved due to extreme zombie activity. Restoration time, uncertain.
While Lake Worth is a real city, Terminus is a fictional post-apocalyptic outpost built inside a train depot in the highly overrated TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore’s comic series, The Walking Dead. Hopefully, that pop culture reference was enough to keep too many Lake Worth residents from panicking after the message was sent.
The city’s communication director Ben Kerr quickly took to Facebook to announce that city officials are “looking into the reports that the system mentioned zombies and “to reiterate that Lake Worth does not have any zombie activity currently and apologize for the system message.” In response, many Lake Worth residents took to social media to voice their confusion and skepticism over the message. Some users think the city’s response “sounds like a cover-up” while others are focusing on the word “currently” in the city’s official statement, alleging it might imply a future outbreak.
After the nuclear false alarm in Hawaii and the Clade X – Disease X tabletop exercises, one has to wonder if the whole zombie apocalypse worries are back again.
In George Romero’s, Night of the Living Dead, the zombies are reanimated corpses that are the result of a satellite that crashes somewhere. The satellite was coming back from Venus and brought back with it radiation and some sort of pathogen that set a course for terror as the zombies roams the streets looking for human flesh.
The idea that a pathogen from space could trigger a zombie apocalypse has now become more of a possibility as scientists are claiming that there are some indications that microbial life forms can be in space and that they attach themselves to meteors and comments and oft times satellites.
In the film, Night of the Comet, a comet passes over the earth turning some people into dust while others are turned into diseases and rabid zombies.
I have been thinking about these so-called alien mutations as I prepare my presentation for Contact in the Desert this weekend.
I am calling my presentation Clade X.
Last week, Baltimore-based John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health carried out a table top preparedness exercise called CLADE X.
The event happened at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C., where the “players” — former high-ranking U.S. government officials acted as a team of advisors who must engage in several National Security Council meetings to resolve real-world policy issues when they learn a pandemic has struck.
While the exercise allegedly had nothing to do with a zombie apocalypse the timing of the event and the fake Zombie warnings in Lake Worth, Florida the same week actually seems overly coincidental.
Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-minute power outage Sunday.
During the city’s own investigation, Kerr says officials determined that no current or former employees edited the pre-prepared message to include the warning of a zombie invasion. He tells the Palm Beach Post that “no one was fired for it.
The CLADE X drill was actually a drill where a group of well-known politicians worked to analyze and work in real world conditions to stave off a worldwide pandemic of something called Disease X.
Even though the CLADE X exercise was streamed on the Internet, the unknown disease scenario and the pathogen itself was classified.
It has been posited that CLADE X is the first exercise that has used an unnamed organism that generated more mutated organisms and multiplies like an alien contagion source.
One of the underlying plots in the television and movie series of the X-Files, is the idea that we all are carrying some form of an alien germ in our DNA strand that is a Trojan horse that when activated creates a form of Cladeogenesis.
Cladogenesis is an evolutionary splitting event where a parent species splits into two distinct species, forming a Clade.
The Clade, or the parent human species splits and becomes another species where the alien DNA is activated. A hybrid of alien and human is a result of a bacterial infiltration altering the DNA of the human species.
The result is a hybrid species created through the infection of the germ line. It is a clandestine way of invading a planet and genetically changing its inhabitants.
This raises suspicion as to why the recent Table Top exercise at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was called CLADE X.
The Disease X and CLADE X exercises have raised concerns that there is a biological event that may be in the works here in the United States.
It could be something that creates “zombies” or at least people with incurable diseases that can spread like an invasion.
Remember the CLADE X exercise was to run a drill on how to respond to a disease that has been dubbed DISEASE X – a disease that apparently is so hideous that it has to be classified.
There have been two previous exercises like CLADE X. Dark Winter, held in 2001, focused on the potential terrorist use of smallpox as a biological weapon and the Atlantic Storm exercise in 2005 again highlighted smallpox, but this time focused on its intentional global use as a bio-weapon.
With all of the anxiety about zombie drills and diseases from space creating these zombies, we need to separate fact from fiction.
These Gain of Function exercises, Disease X and CLADE X should raise red flags as to what genetically modified strains exist, what mutations can arise, and where exactly the pathogen was extracted from.
A deadly alien pathogen would be a terrifying weapon in the wrong hands. Labs could create genetically modified strains of Zika, Ebola, and influenza. The idea of a germ warfare strain of influenza being released was not ruled out last year; however, the Centers for Disease Control have stated firmly that any talk of a mutant strain being used as an agent for germ warfare WAS purely conspiracy theory.
It appears that the last flu season, was a “Gain of Function” exercise for Disease X. Gain of Function exercises are bio security tests where a pathogen is intentionally released or a binary functional mutation is released into the public to see how it spreads. In recent years, some members of the scientific community have been involved in a vigorous debate over so-called “gain-of-function” experiments involving pathogens with pandemic potential, such as influenza virus. Proponents and opponents of GOF work engaged in extensive discussion about the value, safety, ethics, and validity of this type of research.
One critic of Gain of Function exercises was Dr. Timothy Cunningham of the Centers for Disease Control.
When Dr. Timothy Cunningham left work back in February, he complained of feeling ill. In April, after months of searching, Cunningham’s body was found in the Chattahoochee River. His death was ruled a suicide. As a “disease detective” at the CDC in Atlanta, Cunningham deployed to public health hot spots to investigate viruses like Ebola and Zika.
Around the same time Dr. Cunningham was found it was reported that there was an Ebola outbreak in the Congo.
Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aid agency, Doctors Without Borders said, raising fears the virus may spread as health officials raced to trace anyone they may have encountered.
The patients died within a day.
Someone had commented in a blog that this is how the zombie apocalypse starts.
Vaccines, and other ways of combating diseases like Influenza, Dengue Fever and Zika are failing and now there are attempts at creating a universal vaccine.
However, suspicious circumstances also have plagued the discovery.
The bodies of billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were found hanging in the basement of their mansion, Toronto. Police say it was murder. Well-known in Canada, the Shermans made billions in the pharmaceutical industry, and then gave a significant chunk of their fortune away to charity. It was rumored that Barry’s company Apotex was working on a universal flu vaccine.
Just prior to their murders, they secured a deal with the Clinton Foundation to ship vaccines to Haiti to fight various diseases including Dengue Fever, Influenza, Zika, and Chikungunya.
There are many people who claim the various diseases that are plaguing us are being spread by genetically modified mosquitoes. While they are said to o suppress wild female Aedes aegypti mosquito populations. It appears that Zika, Dengue, West Nile Virus and Chikungunya are certainly of concern by the World Health Organization.
If you recall in the film, X-Files: Fight the Future, the Cladogenic Alien DNA pathogen was being spread by bees by the syndicate. Later, a genetically modified version of the pathogen was spread through vaccines.
The syndicate was trying to spread the DNA in order for aliens to colonize the planet and create hybrid forms using Cladogenesis.
This would also apply if you wanted to create a population of diseased zombies.
Humans would not survive a zombie holocaust, or so current work and studies suggests.
In the event of the apocalypse, it is unlikely that we would be able to support ourselves or survive without raiding parties scavenging for medicinal, food and fuel supplies. Thus, in this case, we fall back on the maxim of being more deadly than the zombies.
It is like aliens versus predator scenario where both are in play and if either one wins, we lose.
Thank god, what happened in Florida was all a drill.