Ask Marion (4) -The Wuhan Fact-finding Mission

I never saw no miracle of science
that didn’t go from a blessing to a curse

If I ever loose my faith in you, Sting

 

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking, squealing Gucci little piggy

Paranoid Android, Radiohead

 

In the preceding parts of this four-part series, I discussed the effects the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic had and continues to have on our society (1). Our civil liberties were curtailed, and our constitutional rights were ruthlessly taken away. Since the ‘emergency law’ came into effect 1 December 2020, the Netherlands has been governed by decree. At this moment, the trinity of Mark Rutte, Hugo de Jonge and Ferd Grapperhaus now determines what happens in the Netherlands. Just these three politicians of a, believe it or not, cabinet that was outgoing, as a direct result of one of the largest scandals in Dutch political history. The political talking-heads of the Senate and House of Representatives, well-dressed yes-men and -women, without any political color or character, stood by lethargically, watched and did nothing. The only thing they signed for committedly, is the dissolution of our democracy.

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Vraag het Marion! (4) – De onderzoeksmissie naar Wuhan

I never saw no miracle of science
that didn’t go from a blessing to a curse

If I ever loose my faith in you, Sting

 

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking, squealing Gucci little piggy

Paranoid Android, Radiohead

 

Inleiding en terugblik

In de voorgaande drie delen van dit vierluik heb ik besproken welke effecten de pandemie van SARS-CoV-2 op onze maatschappij had en nog steeds heeft. Onze vrijheden werden sterk beknot en onze grondwettelijke rechten werden ons rücksichtslos afgenomen. Sinds het in werking treden van de spoedwet op 1 december 2020 wordt Nederland per decreet geregeerd. Een drietal mensen, te weten Mark Rutte, Hugo de Jonge en Ferd Grapperhaus bepalen nu als drie-eenheid wat er in Nederland gebeurt. Het zijn nota bene drie politici uit een demissionair kabinet, als direct gevolg van een van de grootste schandalen in de Nederlandse politieke geschiedenis, de toeslagenaffaire. De politieke boterbabbelaars van de Eerste en Tweede Kamer, goed geklede jaknikkers zonder politiek karakter, stonden er apathisch bij, keken toe en deden niets. Het enige waar zij in overtuiging voor tekenden is de ontbinding van onze democratie.

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Ask Marion (3): (English translation)

The Lab-Leak Hypothesis.

 

I want to raise every voice, at least I’ve got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes
Situation desperate, echoes of the victim’s cry
If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would die

Bruce Cockburn

 

This is part 3 of the triptych “Ask Marion”. In this section, I will explain and reveal how the protagonists in this drama tried to defuse the hypothesis that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Perhaps ‘defuse’ is not the right word: They have really tried everything to discredit this hypothesis and declare it a conspiracy theory.

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