Some things are as exciting as watching paint dry.
Death in Venice
Many moons ago I had the unmitigated misfortune to endure a screening of Luchino Visconti’s cinematic interpretation of Thomas Mann’s novella Death in Venice.
The narratives involves angst, anxiety, and an absolute absence of action [and entertainment].
Eventually, the central character dies of boredom complicated by cholera.
Death in Venice is a novella written by the German author Thomas Mann and was first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig.
The work presents a great writer suffering writer’s block who visits Venice and is liberated, uplifted, and then increasingly obsessed, by the sight of a stunningly beautiful youth.
Though he never speaks to the boy, much less touches him, the writer finds himself drawn deep into ruinous inward passion; meanwhile, Venice, and finally, the writer himself, succumb to a cholera plague.
Death In Venice – 1971 – Official Trailer – Luchino Visconti
The protagonist, Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as Aschenbach.
A few people notice him collapsed on his chair and alert the hotel staff.
They carry Aschenbach’s body away.
Death in Deutschland
It was evident ten days ago there was a dearth of deaths in Deutschland.
The leader board for the European Croaking Contest shows Germany lagging well behind in bronze position.
Ten days later the dire deficiency of deaths still dominates Deutschland.
However, Deutschland is “preparing for the expected surge”.
Apparently, “everybody knows” a death deluge will arrive.
It’s just that the death deluge is delayed.
But everybody knows it “will come”.
The delayed death deluge is coming “in the next week”.
Or maybe “the week after that”!
How German Hospitals Prepare for the Coming Impact
Red Pill Germany – 27 March 2020
Hey guys, I have talked to a good friend of mine, who is an experienced doctor.
He told me how his hospital is preparing for the expected surge in patients, at the moment.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4EJtquZzFzc
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I also want to report to you what I found out in a conversation with an experienced resident doctor at a larger German Hospital.
The guy is a very old and very good friend of mine and we had several conversations over the course of the last month and I want to let you know what he thinks about this whole health crisis that we have at the moment and also what his Hospital is doing at the moment in order to prepare for the coming impact
I say coming impact.
I phrased it this way because the situation is not very critical yet.
But everybody knows that it will come in the next week or the week after that.
He said that there are some cases already.
But they’re only gradually increasing.
It’s not really bad yet.
The capacity limits have not been reached yet.
But they are all sure, they’re all convinced at this point,
that this will happen very soon
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Or maybe the deluge of deaths will be delayed indefinitely.
Place your bets.