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The Dawn of a New Era? How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again. Part 5 – Full Ham Edition

The Dawn of a New Era?  How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again – Part 5 – Full Ham Edition

My last post in this series discussing the paradigm shifts in our lives brought on by the ChiCom Plague, but with a particular focus on Amateur Radio.

The paradigm shifts I covered in posts 1, 2, 3 and 4, that appear they will stay with us once the ChiCom Plague virus is thwarted are (in italic to show they were already covered):

  • Accelerated Change on multiple Axis
  • Risk Analysis of Social Contacts
  • Risk Analysis of Group Meetings (Starving the Monkeys)
  • Travel vs Teleconference
  • Supply Chain Robustness
  • Distrust of the MSM and other public voices with an agenda
  • Increase in Personal Preparedness
  • Two-is-One, One-is-None mentality as the new norm
  • Unmaintainable generics vs Sustainable Brand options
  • Exotics vs Field-Maintainable Equipment
  • The Death of JIT (Just in Time) logistics
  • Education Reform
  • The Kennedy Reality (Ask not..)

But what about ham radio? (Listed in Bold to match the other posts):

  • The Hamfest has taken a forever hit
  • Boat Anchors and Used Gear will have polarized values
  • One-Man-Band Equipment Providers will be Challenged
  • Did Big Group Field Day just die for 2020 or did it go the way of the Dodo?
  • What happens to Club Meetings?
  • Supply Chain Issues Favor Domestic Production

Delving into these issues:

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The Dawn of a New Era? How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again. Part 4

The Dawn of a New Era?  How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again – Part 4

This is the last in my series to discuss the paradigm shifts in our lives brought on by the ChiCom Plague.  (Please see Parts 1, 2 and 3 for more background).

Some of the paradigm shifts appear they will stay with us once the ChiCom Plague virus is thwarted (the ones in Bold are the ones I will address in this post, italic were already covered):

  • Accelerated Change on multiple Axis
  • Risk Analysis of Social Contacts
  • Risk Analysis of Group Meetings (Starving the Monkeys)
  • Travel vs Teleconference
  • Supply Chain Robustness
  • Distrust of the MSM and other public voices with an agenda
  • Increase in Personal Preparedness
  • Two-is-One, One-is-None mentality as the new norm
  • Unmaintainable generics vs Sustainable Brand options
  • Exotics vs Field-Maintainable Equipment
  • The Death of JIT (Just in Time) logistics
  • Education Reform
  • The Kennedy Reality (Ask not..)

Let’s do a final dig into the list:

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The Dawn of a New Era? How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again. Part 3

The Dawn of a New Era?  How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again – Part 3

Continuing to discuss the paradigm shifts in our lives brought on by the ChiCom Plague.  (Please see Parts 1 & 2 for background).

Some of the paradigm shifts appear they will stay with us once the ChiCom Plague virus is thwarted (the ones in Bold are the ones I will address in this post, italic were already covered):

  • Accelerated Change on multiple Axis
  • Risk Analysis of Social Contacts
  • Risk Analysis of Group Meetings (Starving the Monkeys)
  • Travel vs Teleconference
  • Supply Chain Robustness
  • Distrust of the MSM and other public voices with an agenda
  • Increase in Personal Preparedness
  • Two-is-One, One-is-None mentality as the new norm
  • Unmaintainable generics vs Sustainable Brand options
  • Exotics vs Field-Maintainable Equipment
  • The Death of JIT (Just in Time) logistics
  • Education Reform
  • The Kennedy Reality (Ask not..)

Let’s do a second dig into the list:

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The Dawn of a New Era? How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again. Part 2

The Dawn of a New Era?  How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again – Part 2

Continuing to discuss the paradigm shifts in our lives brought on by the ChiCom Plague.  (For those less familiar with the term “paradigm shift” it a systems generalist’s term to reflect a state change in a system that is largely irreversible.  The fundamental changes replace the former status quo with a new norm.)

The magnitude of the changes from the ChiCom Plague are intellectually and emotionally a challenge, as between one’s normalcy bias and the inherent difficulty of making accurate observations from within the flames & smoke of a figuratively burning crisis, we don’t have a good perspective.

We may be moving to our new future quicker, in that many of the Paradigm Shifts are sudden realization of changes we were moving towards as it was.

Some of the paradigm shifts appear they will stay with us once the ChiCom Plague virus is thwarted (the ones in Bold are the ones I will address in this post, italic were already covered):

  • Accelerated Change on multiple Axis
  • Risk Analysis of Social Contacts
  • Risk Analysis of Group Meetings (Starving the Monkeys)
  • Travel vs Teleconference
  • Supply Chain Robustness
  • Distrust of the MSM and other public voices with an agenda
  • Increase in Personal Preparedness
  • Two-is-One, One-is-None mentality as the new norm
  • Unmaintainable generics vs Sustainable Brand options
  • Exotics vs Field-Maintainable Equipment
  • The Death of JIT (Just in Time) logistics
  • Education Reform
  • The Kennedy Reality (Ask not..)

Let’s dig in a bit further into the list:

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The Dawn of a New Era? How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again. Part 1

The Dawn of a New Era?  How after the ChiCom Plague we will never go back again – Part I.

There are many aspects of what we are experiencing with this Virus thing that will force a paradigm shift in our lives.  For those less familiar with the term “paradigm shift” it a systems generalist’s term to reflect a state change in a system that is largely irreversible.  The fundamental changes replace the former status quo with a new norm.

The magnitude of the changes from the ChiCom Plague are intellectually and emotionally a challenge, as between one’s normalcy bias and the inherent difficulty of making accurate observations from within the flames & smoke of a figuratively burning crisis, we don’t have a good perspective.

Some part of us hopes that the government and others in leadership roles will offer guidance, as if government was our parent and was somehow immune to the ChiCom Plague effects.

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What do I think is Happening with the ChiComFlu?

I’ve had several people ask me what my take is on what is happening with the ChiCom Flu.  Folks this is not going to have more than a few mentions of Amateur Radio, and my thoughts contain both hope & doom, so it your sensibilities require ignoring the downside, perhaps stop reading now?

You may notice I’ve moved my naming of the Chinese Virus, COVID-19, C19, SARS-Cov2, Kung-Flu and Coronavirus to a better descriptive of the “ChiCom Flu.” 

ChiCom Flu captures my thoughts fairly well, origin=China, Perpetrator=CCP (Chinese Communist Party, and mechanism=flu-on-‘roids.

All parties seem pretty clear that the point of origin was Wuhan China no later than December 2019.  Numerous indicators suggest patient-zero (the first known patient) was months before.  In virus cycles various animals (including humans in the case of animal viruses) can act as reservoirs basically storing the virus with minimal harm to the storing host.  While bats and other creatures are being pointed to as reservoirs for the ChiCom Flu reports of finding the virus in the wild are not out there.  Evidence to support the claim of Chinese Bats being either the point of origin or a reservoir are not being support by science at this stage.

Logically we can still assert the point of origin is near Wuhan and that the bat-story is weak.

The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) itself has alleged ChiCom Flu is a virus introduced as a Bio-Weapon (BW) claiming the US Army introduced it to Wuhan.  Look at the CCP claim critically as it undoes their prior PR (or propaganda if you prefer) saying the virus was a natural mutation that came from eating under-cooked bat soup in the Wuhan Wet Food Market.  So suddenly even the Chinese have dropped the “all natural, but nasty” to claim it is a Bio-Weapon.

Our response has to be strong whether a BW or natural, but with the knowledge that the CCP considers it a BW we can basically throw away our usual preconceptions and assumptions about how the ChiCom Flu Virus actually works.

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