Back in January, a press release from the White House caught my attention due to some peculiar attention. Let’s start with a concession – I thought it was a bit of a stretch when I wrote the piece but I thought it was worthy of mentioning because you just never know….. and here we are – right back to it. It’s still stretchy, though….
To start, here’s the press release in full, (emphasis mine – SOURCE):
Melania joins me in sending our warmest greetings to people in the United States and throughout the world celebrating the Lunar New Year.
On this occasion, we join millions around the globe in welcoming the Year of the Rat and embracing a new year filled with opportunities to make a positive impact in the lives of others. As those of Asian heritage celebrate this special time of year through fireworks, food, and fellowship with loved ones, we wish them happiness, health, and prosperity in the year to come.
We also want to recognize and offer our sincerest gratitude for the many ways in which Asian Americans continue to enrich our Nation’s culture, strengthen our economy, and enhance our national defense. Their immeasurable contributions to the United States are a unique part of our country’s history and identity.
Happy New Year!WHITE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE – 24 JAN 20
Here’s what I wrote at that time,
The ‘national defense’ reference seemed oddly placed to me. No matter, let’s see what the Year of the Rat – 2020 – is all about. Consider this (emphasis mine – SOURCE),
The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.
In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.
Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.
Recent years of the Rat are: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.Sourced from Chinese New Year.net
Before we press further, I found this interesting. From the sourced article, take a look at what the Chinese Zodiac says about ‘personality and characteristics’ of the RAT as it relates to President Obama’s election year in 2008 and President Trump’s in 2020.
“Good speakers” and “mood makers of a group,” but “possessive” v. “reliable” and “stable live” holding “some power” with the ability to “turn unlucky events into fortune.” Irony, huh?
So then, I haven’t been able to let go of this press release because the NATIONAL DEFENSE aspect of it seemed oddly placed despite no shortage of military allies (and enemies) in the Asian region.
Let’s reconsider that message knowing what we know today – everyone being locked down in the middle of a global viral pandemic with no cure but some promising treatments including Remesdivir and hydroxychloroquine and perhaps several others. Does this pandemic qualify as NATIONAL DEFENSE? 100% it does.
But what about RATS as it relates to NATIONAL DEFENSE how does that tie together because those are the two primary components from this peculiarly worded statement? Here’s what I found about RATS as they relate to COVID-19 (SOURCE) (SOURCE):
As with SARS, mice and rats are likely resistant to infection – that’s good from the standpoint of them not being reservoirs in the wild, but it also means they can’t be used for experimental study (as these are the most common lab animal species).WORMS AND GERMS BLOG AS SOURCED FROM JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY
So, perhaps I was both right and wrong simultaneously – wrong in the sense of why that message was important but right in recognizing that it may have been important.
In taking a second look through a more robust lens, is it possible that President’ Trump’s statement was cryptically messaging everyone about COVID-19 but in a positive, ‘have faith’, ‘it ain’t gonna work’ way?
Now, recall that as you read this, I’ve directly tied COVID-19 to impeachment with impeachment serving primarily as the cover for COVID-19 (here’s the CATALOG of articles if you need it – it’s comprehensive, thorough and a substantial body of work.) Today’s article also speaks very heavily to it: QANON/UPDATE: IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS BEGINNING TO HAPPEN – BY FAR – WEIRDEST PERIOD IN MY LIFETIME – Seems Pelosi, FBI and a bunch of others had foreknowledge… but “IMPEACHMENT”
One more consideration with this revision and thanks to Shazlandia for the information. On 16 Mar 20, by means not fully understood but presumed to be a hack, Google changed the DNC’s logo to this,
For understanding, here’s what was going on during that 16 Mar time frame as extracted directly and slightly revised from this article HERE:
11 Mar: Pandemic/emergency declaration, (DONE IN 30) > to 12 Apr.
12 Mar: Trump orders and takes-out Iranian commander
15 Mar: Saudi Arabia> mass arrests (SA –> US –> Asia –> EU), Fed rate cut
19 Mar: Lock-downs begin
24 Mar: DHS essential personnel moved to NORAD
25 Mar: HHS OIG announces it will investigate Trump over COVID-19
27 Mar: National Guard called-up, Trump nationalizes GM, stimulus passed
28 Mar: Projected beginning date for virus peak
29 Mar: Fauci> 100s of 1000s dead, millions infected, Pelosi/attack>DJT
With those revisions edited-in for better context, I’ll pose the question again and after it, the original version of this article picks- up again. Here’s our question again – Is it possible that President’ Trump’s statement was cryptically messaging everyone about COVID-19 but in a positive, ‘have faith’, ‘it ain’t gonna work’ way?
Now, scroll back-up and re-read the two lines in Mr. Trump’s statement that were emphasized back in January and then ask yourself if it’s possible that Mr. Trump were cryptically messaging in a positive, ‘have faith’, ‘it ain’t gonna work’ way?
Here is the original article if you care to read it: CRYPTIC MESSAGING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE EVE OF OPENING DEFENSE ARGUMENTS? YEAR OF THE RAT AND WHAT IT MEANS