The White Plague by Frank Herbert (1982)

‘…It is inevitable that some commentators will draw comparisons to the COVID-19 situation, though the plague in Frank Herbert’s work annihilates and decimates without mercy. Whilst the real world “pandemic” is far more about social, behavioural, algorithmic and psychological conditioning than it is about the “containment” of a virus, it is testament to how a cynical misuse of technology and the inability of humanity to hold it to account can lead to irreversibly disastrous consequences and “resets”.

This can certainly be regarded as having wavelengths with the eagerness of many talking heads in the “scientific community” to instill what Aldous Huxley described as the “pharmalogical method of making people love their servitude”.

Given the presence of Ireland today as a proverbial Airstrip One for tax avoidant pharmaceutical companies worldwide, and the cultural deification we see given to “vaccine tsars” such as Anthony Fauci, Luke O’Neill and Bill Gates such a parallel is hardly surprising…’

The White Plague; Frank Herbert’s Novel About A Pandemic In Ireland (Excuse The Blood)

The White Plague by Frank Herbert (1982)

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  1. alickdouglas

    Never heard of this, definitely giving it a shot.

    Although this looks genuinely promising, those who are interested in more pulpy sci fi should check out the rather bizarre ‘Ossian’s Run’, in which post WW2 West of Ireland has become the site of some sort of mysterious industrial mega-corporation, and the rest of the country is a police state. Wikipedia compares it to John Buchan’s books which is sort of true, there’s a bit of a flavour of Greenmantle or 39 steps to it. Hoyle wasn’t nearly as good a writer though (imho). For those who are unfamiliar with Hoyle, he’s worth checking out. “viruses are from space’ remains a favorite reference of mine when I want to wind up epdemiologists.

    1. Papi

      There was one I read yonks ago about Middle Eastern parties buying up all the industrial estates in Ireland (for a song, by the way) and militarizing them, unbeknownst to the powers that be. Planeloads of soldiers and weapons, all shipped in, under the guise of workers and equipment. To take over Europe from a fortified base. Paddy soon put a stop to their gallop though, Begor.

      1. Johnny

        ….kinda like say oh duh the yanks,Shannon ‘n the ‘middle east’,at least not a product of irelands much maligned education system.

          1. Papi

            At this stage, I refuse to believe you’re a real person. You could not possibly be this thick.

  2. Joe

    I am sure the unscientific and intellectually challenged posters on Broadsheet will believe that Herbert’s fictional work is really a factual work.

    They should check out the Bible for its various plagues and great Resets via climate change stories

    Hint their USA fellow travelers have and it makes for hilarious reading :)

    1. ian-oG

      Well I’ve been to Arrakis and have sampled the spice melange so there!

      Although, it might have been some rough ground just outside of Amsterdam central, it might have been some liquorice laces and I might have been under the influence of some sort of mind altering fungus.

      But still!!!!!

      I walked without rhythm* and nary a sign of a worm!

      *Tottered, staggered, stumbled.

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