Has the Dragon Been Unleashed?

We received this documentary from Gary Metz, Gail’s “go to guy” for  anything technology related, especially when it comes to protecting and growing a company.  Gary Metz is the Managing Partner at Ingenious Geeks out of Southern California.  

It’s produced by The Epoch Times and it’s very well researched.  The picture it paints is very vivid and controversial, a game changer if you ask me.  It’s looks like the Chinese Communist Party may have unleashed something ungodly.  I realize that this is a startling thesis but one has to go wherever the facts lead.

One thing that we can be sure of is that the activities of the CCP has been suspicious from the start.

Watch it and let us know what you think. 



  1. Sort of off-topic, but I just heard from a friend that NY state has cancelled all its exemptions for places of worship.
    Of course, first day of Passover and the Seder meal was yesterday.
    For those with ears to hear…

    • What do you mean?

    • George Michalopulos says

      Basil, you’re off-base on this. As I understand it, the Seder meal is a familial meal and not a liturgical service.

      Admittedly, the “family” in question is usually the extended one (like your typical Thanksgiving meal) but outside the prescribed prayers, it is not a liturgical rite but a domestic one. Hence, the prohibitions for all worship/liturgical services I imagine extend to the Jews of New York as well (i.e. no synagogue services).

      If however I’m wrong, please let me know. In any event, what Cuomo has done –and what our religious leaders have acquiesced to–is abominable.

      • It’s a religious gathering, no matter which way you slice it, and they’re all banned now. No one is allowed to gather in their houses for prayers, etc. That includes the Seder meal, or would have, if the exemptions had not been lifted after it.

        • George Michalopulos says

          I must disagree, Basil. Ten (or 5) people gathering in a home for a meal in which grace is said is not a “religious” gathering at all. If so, then any supper I have with Gail and a friend at our home is religious. If by religious you mean a gathering of a congregation in a temple (i.e. church, synagogue, mosque, etc.)

          • Religious gatherings in homes are banned. You could easily say that a Eucharist was a meal with prayers, or a Bible study is just a meal with prayers, but they are now banned according to the changes.
            The Jews got their Seder and now everything got shut down.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Basil, that’s ridiculous. While I don’t agree with the supine attitude of Christian leaders towards the closing down of our churches, no one has gone so far (admittedly, yet) of saying that people can’t have dinner parties in their homes and/or not say grace.

              In fact, I know for sure that Christians of all denominations are worshiping in house churches throughout this land.

              Now, after watching Fr Peter Heers’ video message, I am under no illusions that this won’t be the case in the future. Gail and I have had discussions about this: I’m viewing this as a sort of “beta test” for a future persecution. Although my first inclination is that the Oligarchy will allow and even encourage churches to remain open during the Great Apostasy.

              Why? Why not? I mean, we have the majority of mainstream denominations which are already onboard with the secular/nihilist agenda. This scenario would be much better for the NWO than the Living/Renovasionist Church that the Bolshies created in the 1920s. One reason is because that particular institution was so execrable that it had no inherent organic authority. The people knew it was a joke. We in America have long lost all connection with authentic (albeit Protestant) Christianity.

              A lesbian wearing a mitre and robes swinging a censer in an Episcopal cathedral is no different from a Catholic priest who’s a pederast or some Protestant mega-pastor who wears $2,000 Hugo Baas suits.

              I mean, seriously, what’s the difference? Especially now, since the Orthodox Church is riven by schism thanks to the EP and his compromised episcopate? (The only silver lining in this regard is that the Phanar’s globalist plans are now put to the rest as far as America is concerned.)

              Under circumstances such as this, it behooves the NWO to keep the mainstream churches up and running.

              • Regulations in NY state that: Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.
                There had been an exemption for religious gatherings, but that has been removed as of yesterday.
                So, yes, 5 or 10 people gathering together is verboten, and there can be no religious justification for it either., according to the letter of the law.
                The order says:
                Pursuant to Executive Order 202.10, all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reasons (e.g. worship services, parties, celebrations, or other social events) are canceled or postponed. Congregate services within houses of worship are prohibited.  Houses of worship may only be used by individuals and only where appropriate social distancing of, at least, six feet between people can be maintained. Further, individuals should not gather in houses of worship, homes, or other locations for religious services  until the end of this public health emergency. If possible, religious leaders should consider alternative forms of worship, replacing in-person gatherings with virtual services, such as phone or conference calls, videoconference calls, or online streaming. 
                People can go ahead and worship at home, but just watch out when the State takes notice.

              • Michael Bauman says

                George at least our bishops acted with rare unanimity and speed. Maybe now they will do that in matters of the faith.

  2. Steven J. M. says

    I actually saw this doco recently, too. What I liked  most about it is that it was patriotic and could therefore be useful in stirring up one of the better antidotes to the authoritarian tones of globalism, and the recent response to cv-19 in particular, namely, nationalism. 
    That said, it painted China, and by default Xi Jinping, as being at the top of the tree. I doubt that, and that brings me to my next point.
    Suppose the problem we face is insurmountably bigger than left v right, east v west, and that what’s actually happening here is a hidden, central puppet master pulling the strings of both sides to effect its aims, over and above what any voters and their favoured politicians, whether straight or not, could now hope to prevent (think Orwell’s 1984 and the usefulness that insightful man found in regions being in perpetual war).
    If that was the case, then what this doco (and anything which may come up from now on with this message) could actually do is have the affect of layering one big problem onto another, meaning that 1. Cv-19 is being touted as a genuine threat that demands draconian action 2. The western region blames the eastern one for these genuine problems and solutions and declares some kind of war against it. 3. We have a situation where the cv-19 threat and the draconian response is largely preceived as real and necessary, but now with the added problem of a war, which could in itself demand yet more controls over people.
    If this was right – and I’m still painfully on the fence about this – then the information coming to light about the Chinese lab origins of the virus, combined with whatever potentially useful feelings of patriotism this might inspire, needs to be tempered with facts about the exaggerated threat of the illness – and therefore the unwarranted lockdowns – as well as the avoidance of anything too war-like with China. 
    If however I’m wrong about the 1984 analogy above, then I’ll leave whatever can be said about that to someone else 

  3. Thank you very much for posting this video.  The scientific aspects of this lab-synthesized, weaponized chimera are well documented in scientific journals.  If you watch the video carefully, you can see why combining the invasive aspect of one virus with sequences of the HIV virus which cause wasting is  potentially devastating as far as infectivity and damage to lungs and other organ systems.  Underestimating this potential is wishful thinking based on very short-term results.  We are in the midst of an unfortunate worldwide clinical trial and do not know much yet, for example, the long-term damage to those who survive, recurrence rate, mutation rate, etc. But we do know scientifically why SARS 2 is having more of an impact than SARS 1, which as you will recall, is what GWB took very seriously.  

    The scientific papers in respected journals quoted here are what I have been seeing circulated and commented upon  by American scientists since January.  Only the MSM and late-night television have ridiculed, derided or dismissed  this evidence.  I personally am sorry for the political and patriotic allusions/conclusions in this video as the facts themselves speak more powerfully and the political allusions will turn off the brains of our secular liberal brethren who might otherwise respond to the simple facts.

    I thank God for anyone who has had a mild form of this illness and hope that will convey immunity to you.  But if you read my county’s medical society evaluation criteria for who will get help in the ICU, you might be chilled if not on your own behalf but for others.  If you read the NEJM by Obama’s Obamacare architect on who should be saved and why, a shudder.  Utilitarian, formulaic and foreign to the Hippocratic Oath (no longer taken by new docs) and to Roman Catholic and Orthodox spiritual and ethical principles which were the basis of most hospitals until recently.  

    Another concern:  conventional medicine’s stultification (due to exhaustion secondary to EHRs and managed care and to pharmaceutical and insurance forces) and the CDC’s lack of emphasis on prevention via boosting immunity prior to infection and after infection for inexpensive inpatient IV treatments (such as high dose vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone among others) which are suggested by respected researchers and integrative physicians to offset the cytokine storm which does so much damage.  Physicians quoting the formulas rather than showing compassion and attention to the individual patient can sound like managed care administrators, which I imagine many have had to learn to parrot due to their employment and job concerns.  Of course with managed care, your own physician may have little impact on what a hospitalist or ICU doc will do or what their administrator/Ethics cmte will decide that they do, regardless of your wishes. IFM and integrative physicians have more current answers and are often more up on research and yet at not usually the hospitalist or ICU doc you will encounter on admission. Please check out IFM.org.

    If we just let politics drop out and consider the science and medicine and what spiritual and ethical principles we need to endorse and for which we must advocate, I believe we will all fare better spiritually as well as physically.

    Tomorrow I will post links to articles you may wish to consider including to the SOFA organ score which is now being proposed to decide your course of hospital treatment with COVID0-19, thus relieving the physician of any responsibility or advocacy for you, an ancient and important part of our vocation being dismantled by this crisis.  Utilitarianism and considering numbers rather than individuals is so reminiscent of the theme of Maundy Thursday tonight for our Protestant/RC brethren or my Orthodox Holy Thursday next week.  Caiaphas  chose what he thought would be the good of the many, but being utilitarian and pragmatic never saw the Christ or the icons of Christ which give meaning to the whole world.  What medicine is becoming in our country now, accelerated by this pandemic, saddens me deeply.  There are so many caring, compassionate physicians who live and work sacrificially for us.  They understand what I am saying.  

    • Steven J. M. says

      Hi Nicole 

      Thanks for going into all this. There’s some quite important stuff I’m going to take away from it and keep there for future reference, as I try and make sense of what’s happening. 
      I’d like to single out a few of your points, though, and see if there’s more to be said. 
      “Only the MSM and late-night television have ridiculed, derided or dismissed  this evidence.”
      Not all MSM has done what you’ve said. In fact, the MSM in my country, which I’d refer to as the main mainstream media, agrees with you perfectly. It just so happens that they agree with the globalist agenda too, and so are rightly regarded with suspicion. Am I now saying that the reputable scientific journals etc you mentioned are questionable? Not necessarily. 
      “If we just let politics drop out and consider the science and medicine and what spiritual and ethical principles we need to endorse and for which we must advocate, I believe we will all fare better spiritually as well as physically.”
      Is it possible to drop politics out of it? If the disease was created for political purposes, impinges heavily on political activity, and if politics itself can positively or negatively affect spiritual and physical potential, then the political side of it seems important. Admittedly, bad politics won’t help any, but good politics could.
      “Caiaphas chose what he thought would be the good of the many, but being utilitarian and pragmatic never saw the Christ or the icons of Christ which give meaning to the whole world.  What medicine is becoming in our country now, accelerated by this pandemic, saddens me deeply.”
      No doubt medical ethics today are in decline, a symptom of course of something deeper, and yet this isn’t quite the right example if we’re looking to justify the elimination of all politics from the situation, for if Caiphas was advocating for Christ it would have been different.
      If what we’ve both said can meet somewhere in the middle, it could well be that we find ourselves in a situation where the virus threat is more real than what many – including myself – can admit, along with the potential for political disaster: a rock and a hard place, if you will. 
      While I could now begin to explore which is most likely the greater threat, using Orthodoxy as my measure, I’m content to say that politics has a place in all this. 

    • Gail Sheppard says

      These loving, gifted, physicians are now leaving in groves. They are no longer practicing medicine. They are following guidelines. If they refuse, it impacts their ability to get paid and in some cases, their ability to practice at all.

      • “These loving, gifted, physicians are now leaving in groves.”
        Druids…???   🙂

        • Gail Sheppard says

          OK, in my defense, my Surface Pro of 5 years died on me and George gave me this “computer” as a spare that he “got a good deal on.” It is HORRIBLE. I had previously assumed all spell check programs were the same. But, no! Not so.

          Then I couldn’t buy a new device because I don’t have my password to Best Buys that is stored in my previous device. Then usa.net, my email provider, decided I needed to change my password with them, too, because some odd device (this stupid machine of George’s) keeps trying to log on from OK. What a mess.

          They’re leaving in droves, Brendan. Physicians are leaving in droves. Tell George to NEVER buy another computer without me, again! Ever!!! LOL

    • Nicole: “Caiaphas chose what he thought would be the good of the many, but being utilitarian and pragmatic never saw the Christ or the icons of Christ which give meaning to the whole world.”
      Bless you for this insight. Caiaphas was not necessarily bad but,
      he was certainly wrong.

  4. AmericaFirst says

    George, this is a stunning and infuriating video and mandatory viewing for all millennials because they will have to deal with the Chinese and what they have wrought for decades. It’s time for America to wake up. Thanks to you and your bride for unleashing this piece which will undoubtedly cause all of the paid agents of China in our media, universities, and politics to try to napalm the facts as presented therein.

  5. The one thing u can b sure of is that the Chinese and every other adversary of America have been watching this closely to document our (over)reaction.
    A rogue strain of flu shut us down . . . for weeks.  U can’t undo that.  Now our enemies know that the more pessimistic assessments will guide us and, if there is a Republican in the White House, the MSM will aid and abet the enemy.  They didn’t know this before.
    It is discovering your enemy has a glass jaw.  Invaluable info.
    Next time it won’t be the flu.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Brilliant observation, Misha. The MSM are seditious to the extreme. If however, they think that this will ensure Democratic party domination of the presidency going forward, they may be surprised. The chaos could take down Trump and the other nationalist leaders (BoJo, Bolsanaro, Orban, etc.) but I’m a Buchananite on this. If anything, the sheer evilness of this plague is destroying the entire concept of globalism, root and branch. Look at it from the Orthodox Christian perspective: the EP’s globalist plans, stretching all the way back to the mid-1990s, is now ashes and dust. On Sunday, 60 Minutes is going to do a puff-piece on St Nick’s; does anybody think that this will cause GOA laymen to open their wallets?

      Mind you, I don’t disagree with it. Look at the eight turgid years of anemic economic growth, incessant race riots, military misadventures abroad under Obama and the supine attitude of the media. Limbaugh called them “stenographers”. He was not wrong. The difference is that fewer and fewer people believe them any more. Truthfully, how many normal Americans believe and actually act on the propaganda that we have been force-fed for as long as I’ve been alive? Like Soviet citizens, we pay lip service to the liberal shibboleths but we rarely act on them. What’s that Irish saying? “Say yes and saw wood”?

      And that idiot captain who took the USS Theodore Roosevelt out of commission should be given the Order of Mao Zedong by the Commies.

      • Trump’s numbers would be in the tank now if he weren’t still on the road to reelection.  Bear in mind, this is in the middle of a mini induced economic depression.  As we get clear and the economy rebounds, Trump will ride a wave.  The geniuses who decided to weaponized this against him got the timing wrong.  As u observed, George, they are assisting in the self destruction of the MSM by making them look ghoulish and petty.  That can’t be part of the original scheme, I dare say.  
        And still we have the Durham indictments to look forward to.
        That is why the Left’s rhetoric is so vile and shrill.  They don’t see a way out and they have to throw something to the rank and file.
        But it won’t work.  Biden’s toast.  Bernie may still fight for it or tell his people to bolt.
        It all looks good.  Just keep the faith.  If God is with us, who can stand against us?

        • George Michalopulos says
          • I don’t know much about the Durham indictments but it seems they have to do with the false Russian collusion narrative? Could you give an ELI5? (Explain Like I’m 5)

            • Petros,
              Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr, appointed US Attorney John Durham to get to the bottom of the FISA/Russia Hoax/Spygate scandal.  After some initial work, his investigation turned into a criminal investigation of the actors involved.  These include former CIA Director John Brennan and other high officials in the Obama Administration, possibly even Obama himself.
              Unlike with Mueller’s investigation, this is not a special counsel.  This is a career prosecutor tasked with bringing criminals to justice.  Thus, while there may be some type of report coming from his office as well, we will know he is near completion when he requests and receives grand jury indictments of those whom he is investigating.
              It is likely that this will transpire this summer or earlier and truly rock the Democratic world.
              This will likely be the greatest political scandal in US history . . . ever.  And, as you might surmise from the above link, the British Deep State is hip deep in this as well.  It’s the globalist elite clique that conspired to frame Trump as soon as it became clear what his policies would be regarding America First, trade with China, the EU and globalization.  They had it in for him BAD.
              The MSM will likely attempt to quash the story as much as possible since they were completely complicit – indeed, an indispensable organ of the Deep State (aka, career Intelligence and State Department community political ideologues).
              May they all rot in federal prison.

  6. Michael Bauman says

    At the risk of raising the ire of those who do not like Blessed Seraphim Rose, here is a link to a transcript of one of his talks on what it means to be Orthodox in the modern world. Before any one knee jerks away consider this: It is a mature Fr. Seraphim speaking; it is a talk not a writing therefore more direct and simple than his writing. http://anothercity.org/the-orthodox-world-view/

  7. George Michalopulos says

    More on the ChiComs’ perfidy:


    One thing about Trumpsters in the Fed govt: they fight back. Would that we had more people like this instead of DS traitors like the Vindmans, Yovanovitches and their ilk.

  8. The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper[2] founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement.[3] Though the newspaper is known for general interest topics with a focus on news about China and its human rights issues, it has become known for its support of U.S. President Donald Trump and favorable coverage of far-right politicians in Europe; a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] The newspaper is part of the Epoch Media Group, which also operates New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD).[7] The group’s news sites and YouTube channels have spread conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccination propaganda.[7][12][13]
    More: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Epoch_Times

    • Gail Sheppard says

      We’re also well aware of the criticism. When you see this many sites attacking another site, it can mean one of two things: (1) It’s a piece of crap site (it isn’t) or (2) a lot of people have a vested interest in keeping you from looking at it.

      Putting the site aside for now, did you listen to the piece? If so, would love to hear what you think about it. Find any facts you found that were misrepresented? Were there any “experts” in this piece that were not credible? If so, why? That’s kind of what we were going for.

  9. There is an upcoming “town hall” with Abp. Elpidophoros. Maybe now will be a good time to have him answer some much deserved questions about where he is leading the GOA. There are still many, many faithful clergy, laity and monastics in the Greek Archdiocese who demand and deserve answers 


    • George Michalopulos says

      Petros, it was a little over a year ago when the Akorns held another virtual town hall on Ukraine. And it blew up in their triumphalist little faces.

      • Ah yes, I remember this. Still, hopefully people ask stern questions about these things, about the closing of our parishes during Lent/Pascha and about the allusions of grandeur that Patriarch Bartholomew has. 
        I truly, truly want the Abp., to do great things for Orthodoxy in America, and I really, really do not want the Greek Archdiocese to splinter off, I have had high hopes for Archbishop Makarios of Australia as well, but, nothing will change until Patriarch Bartholomew has ether been deposed, or, reposed 

        • Abp Nikitas (like Br’er Rabbit) lays low an’ says nuthin’.
          Or, perhaps, he keeps his powder dry…

  10. The entire segment from 60 Minutes about the rebuilding of St Nicholas. It actually was pretty good. I posted it earlier but I only had the link. This is the entire segment .